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Some West Ham fans regret Italian maestro’s hasty 2010 departure

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Some West Ham fans regret Italian maestro’s hasty 2010 departure

Some West Ham fans reacted to a Tweet from the club about former star Alessandro Diamanti.

The Italian turned 36 on Thursday and received a birthday message from his old employers that included a video clip of him scoring a superb free-kick against Birmingham City at Upton Park.

(Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Diamanti joined the Hammers from Italian outfit Livorno for around £6 million in 2009 (The Telegraph) and made a total of 30 appearances for the club.

He only stuck around for one season before returning to Serie A with Brescia, with many feeling disappointed that he did not come anywhere close to honouring the five-year contract he signed.

Diamanti is fondly remembered by Irons supporters for his speciality over a dead ball, which earned him unlikely cult hero status.

(Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

West Ham struggled for most of 2009/10 and ended up surviving relegation by just one point, but Diamanti certainly impressed where most of his teammates did not.

For one reason or another, the left-footed magician quickly departed and his time at Bologna arguably suggested that the club sold him on far too soon.

West Ham fans react

Some West Ham fans responded to the video clip of their old maestro, with several people expressing regret over the club’s hasty sale:

 

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