West Ham legend: ‘For God’s sake’ don’t sign cast-off Wilshere

Daniel Storey

Former West Ham striker Sir Geoff Hurst says that the club should not sign Yaya Toure or Jack Wilshere.

Hurst, who you may or may not know scored a hat-trick in a World Cup final, was speaking to the Daily Star about West Ham’s transfer plans.

Hurst believes that Ryan Fredericks is an excellent signing, and thinks West Ham should be buying younger, hungrier players like him.

“When I see them linked with Toure I just think that’s completely and utterly off the wall,” Hurst said.

“I absolutely cannot believe as a club we’re looking at him. We bought the full-back – Ryan Fredericks – from Fulham which was terrific.

“But looking at Toure – with his comments about Pep Guardiola and the business with his birthday cake a few years ago – for West Ham to even think about talking to him is a very, very poor decision.

“There comes a time when a player is past his best and we shouldn’t be buying cast offs from other teams.

“Wilshere is injury prone and you don’t want to sign players like that. We’ve already got Andy Carroll.

“Wilshere again for me is a complete no. There’s enough players in the world. West Ham don’t need to sign cast offs, injured players and players that are too old.

“For God’s sake surely we have enough money to buy a bit of quality.”