Pedro Obiang told West Ham he would never forget them after sealing his exit from the club.
This prompted Obiang to respond to the club by sending a five-word message to share he wouldn’t forget them either.
“I will never forgot you,” wrote Obiang, via his Instagram account.
While Obiang spelt forget wrong, it didn’t make his message any less sweet. The 27-year-old midfielder played 116 times for the Hammers, scoring three goals in the process and he will be sorely missed. This is especially the case if Manuel Pellegrini doesn’t sign a midfielder to replace him as Obiang was first-choice cover for Declan Rice and Mark Noble. If either get injured in the opening weeks of the season, then Hammers fans will no doubt be screaming for Obiang to come back. However, hopefully, that isn’t the case and a capable replacement for Obiang arrives before the window slams shut. The 27-year-old featured 24 times in the league last season, featuring for 1121 minutes, and averaged a rating of 6.44 (Source: WhoScored). Obiang, who was one of the Hammers more defensive-minded midfield players, won 56% of his tackles in his league outings, as per the Premier League, and hopefully, his potential replacement is able to match or better that figure.