Morgan Amalfitano was brought to West Ham by Sam Allardyce and the fans knew little or nothing about him.
Some fans would remember him for a lovely solo goal for West Brom against Manchester United, but apart from that, not much was known about the Frenchman from the Cote D’Azur town of Nice.
In his few games for West Ham he showed some silky skills, some nice movement off the ball, a good first touch and scored a few decent goals, most notably the third against Liverpool at home to settle a few West Ham nerves.
His pace was often lacking and he rarely showed a willingness to track back and help out defensively. Often prefered by the fans to everyones favourite hate figure, Kevin Nolan, it’s safe to say his time at West Ham was never going to end well.
Following a much publicised spat with manager Slaven Bilic in August 2015, in which Morgan was deemed to have breached club rules, he was forced to train with the U21 squad.
It’s still unclear as to what exactly happened, but whatever it was, Slaven Bilic obviously didn’t approve.
So now he has left the club by mutual consent, probably with one of Slaven Bilic’s size nines up his derriere, here are my five choices of who should replace him in the squad.
That is in fact, if the manager feels the need to replace him at all…