West Ham's busy transfer window concluded with the signing of Carlos Sanchez.
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.
Carlos Sanchez might be just past his peak, and offers little on the ball. But as a defensive midfielder, West Ham have signed a specialist man marker— Tim Vickery (@Tim_Vickery) August 9, 2018
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.