Carlos Sanchez turned 33 on Wednesday, and the West Ham United official Twitter account wishing the Colombian a happy birthday actually reminded a lot of fans he still plays for the Hammers.
Sanchez only joined the club from Fiorentina in the summer and marked Manuel Pellegrini’s ninth signing of the window, as the Chilean put the final touches on his first West Ham squad.
It meant Pellegrini’s man only recorded six appearances in Claret and Blue before his season was over.
Sanchez’s absence has ensured the Chilean manager has been weakened in the heart of midfield throughout the current campaign, as fellow summer arrival Jack Wilshere and Argentina international Manuel Lanzini have also spent significant time in the treatment room.
When the 33-year-old returns to action next season, he will be entering into the final year of his contract, but for many of the London Stadium faithful, it will be like a new signing…
Forgot this guy played for us lol
— Tom????⚒ (@TDMannUK) February 6, 2019
I forget we had him know one talks about when he is back ????????
— ⚒ ian ⚒ (@IANL80s) February 6, 2019
— KR ⚒⚒ (@Kieren_Redhead) February 6, 2019
Easy to forget injured PLAYER’s especially the new ones.happy birthday Carlos hope to see you back in the West Ham shirt soon COYI
— Dean Huby (@Traintolive1) February 6, 2019
— Spencer (@spencermatt) February 6, 2019
Forgot all about this geezer we have a squad and a half man COYI I’m no medical trainer but they seem to have operations for everything in America can we not get some of our boys over there n get them back on the park double lively #football @ExWHUemployee @WestHamUtd
— Lee Shaw (@LeeShaw11) February 6, 2019
Totally forgot about him lol
— DBARNARD1989|⚒ (@DBarnard1989) February 6, 2019
Forgot we signed him ????????????????
— Nihaal Vijaya Jr (@Nihaal_whu) February 6, 2019