We've signed striker Savio Nsereko for a reported club record of £9 million. This is good news in that it shows that we are not conducting a fire-sale. Although rather worryingly Alan Curbishley was on Setanta last night and the presenter James Richardson claimed that Curbs had earlier pointed out that "you could buy the entire Brescia team for £9 million". Curbs also seemed to doubt that it rally was a record WHU fee. £9 million does seem a lot for a Serie B player. Nani has good links with Brescia and you wonder if he could have beaten the price down with more negotiating. Is this a sign of Zola's naivety in the transfer market?
Still, the proof will be on the pitch when we discover if Savio's fit to lace Carlton Cole's boots. He's a good age at 19 and as far as we know the only Ugandan/German to play for West Ham. "He comes from Kampala, he's better than Kaka!"
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