Edson Alvarez has stated how delighted he is to play for West Ham, but admitted to being “open” to a move in the future.
Tim Steidten was tasked with providing West Ham with a midfield overhaul this Summer following the departure of Declan Rice. Fans were understandably concerned about how they would cope without their former captain but the club have done an excellent job with replacing him and even improving the midfield overall.
It’s no secret that Edson Alvarez was a top target for Steidten throughout the window. but at one point it seemed like he was certain to join Borussia Dortmund. However, when talks broke down between him and the German side the Hammers were ready to swoop in.
Luckily, the club were able to get the deal over the line but ‘El Machin, has confirmed there was “interest from FC Bayern” when speaking to Sky Deutschland.
“I’m very happy about that (transfer to West Ham),” he continued. “I’ve always mentioned that it was my dream to move to the Premier League. In my opinion, it’s where the biggest competition is.”
It’s brilliant to see how quickly he has settled into life in East London and it feels like he instantly understood what it means to wear the badge. “West Ham is a great club with very nice people. As a player, it’s important for me to play regularly and to get minutes. I’m playing, so I’m happy. I believe we’re doing quite well in the Premier League so far.” Adding he made a “beautiful transfer.”
The midfielder went on to speak about the importance the role our newly appointed director of football had in his move to the London Stadium. “It was funny because [Steidten] called me and said, ‘Listen, I want you for my new project. You’re my first player. I know what you can give us.’ He gave me confidence and the opportunity,” he confessed. “Then I told him, ‘Tim, if you really want me, I am with you. I want to play for West Ham in the Premier League.’”
Despite clearly enjoying his time at West Ham so far, he refused to rule out a move away from the club in the future. “Everything can happen. I’m always open,” he conceded, but was quick to add that “at the moment, I’m really enjoying my time at West Ham. I want to play and show the people my best qualities. But in the summer, you never know what’s going on.”
Some fans may take this as him already wanting to make a move, but in reality it comes across more as him being realistic and honest. In the world of football you never know what will happen but there should be no confusion that he will give his all every single time he puts on that shirt and, at the end of the day, you can not ask for anything more than that.
By Charlie Bass