May 27, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Mexico forward Javier Hernandez (14) reacts after a goal against Croatia during the second half at LA Coliseum. Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports Can you believe it’s almost August? Two weeks from Friday, another English Premier League season kicks off. And yet, the transfer window will still be rolling along. On one side you have Manchester City, who have gotten plenty of their transfer business done already. On the other you have the 2016-17 PL runners-up Tottenham Hotspur, who haven’t signed a single player yet. Then there’s West Ham United, who in the past week have gone about addressing one of their biggest needs: forwards. First came Marko Arnautović from Stoke
In football, second chances do exist. Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, Frank Vincent and Ibrahim Meite are proof of that. After being dubbed not good enough for non-league club Barnet FC, El-Mhanni and Vincent have had the last laugh, having recently joined up with
West Ham United have made one major signing and have another on the way, as they demonstrate the kind of ambition that has been expected of them all summer. Having been linked with moves for Theo Walcott, Kelechi Iheanacho and Olivier Giroud, they ultimately moved to bring in two new attacking players—but not (yet?) any of the aforementioned trio. Former Manchester United striker Chicharito is being recruited for £16 million from Bayer Leverkusen, while Marko Arnautovic has joined from Stoke City.