South American football expert Tim Vickery sends message to West Ham fans over Carlos Sanchez

Carlos Sanchez of Colombia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia round of 16 match between Columbia and England at the Spartak stadium  on July 03, 2018 in Moscow, Russia

West Ham signed Carlos Sanchez on deadline day.

Carlos Sanchez of Colombia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia round of 16 match between Columbia and England at the Spartak stadium  on July 03, 2018 in Moscow, Russia

West Ham's busy transfer window concluded with the signing of Carlos Sanchez.

The former Aston Villa midfielder joined the Hammers from Fiorentina on a two-year deal, the club confirmed.

 

Sanchez is 32 and while a Colombian international, he is in the latter stages of his career.

BBC Sport's South American football expert Tim Vickery sent a message on Twitter to West Ham fans discussing the player and his qualities.

His assessment was mixed, discussing his limitations, along with what he can bring to the table.

Sanchez is not expected to become an automatic starter for the Hammers but he will become a useful squad player.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini has a big job to get the best out of him and fans will need to be patient as he re-adjusts to English football. 

On a short term deal, Sanchez is a gamble worth taking for the Hammers.

Carlos Sanchez of ACF Fiorentina in action during the TIM Cup match between SS Lazio and ACF Fiorentina at Olimpico Stadium on December 26, 2017 in Rome, Italy.

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