Date: 1st September 2006 at 12:21pm
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William Hill have even opened a book on whether West Ham’s new South American signings will both still be at Upton Park on the first day of next season!

And guess what? They make them odds-on to be gone.

But West Ham are now one of the ‘big players’ in the league, and Hill quotes them 4/9 to finish in the top half of the Premiership 13/8 to finish in the bottom half.


However, Upton Park will now be the Argentine World Cup stars new destination … for this season at least.

Tevez is labelled as Argentina’s new Diego Maradona, while Mascherano is tipped to be a star on the world stage.

Both players are currently involved with the national team’s preparations for the friendly against Brazil at The Emirates Stadium and will now return to the Argentina camp.

Tevez and Mascherano will both be available for selection for West Ham’s next game against Aston Villa next week.