Date: 24th July 2019 at 9:57pm
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Pedro Obiang told West Ham he would never forget them after sealing his exit from the club.

The Hammers’ official website confirmed on Wednesday that the 27-year-old midfielder had joined Italian side Sassuolo in order to end his four-year stay at the London club.

West Ham’s verified Instagram account then proceeded to thank Obiang for all he had done for the club and stated that they’ll never forget his goal against Tottenham.

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.

OPINION

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.