So Valedictory's injury strike has paid dividends and he has been allowed to swan off back to Italy. He won't be missed by me. In that first season, when West Ham fans wet their pants over this new "genius", I said he was a huff and puff merchant with no end product. The howls of derision echoed around the internet but would anybody disagree with me now? He is a right back who can't tackle, a midfielder who can't pass and a winger who can't cross. Jack of all trades? More like a two of clubs of all trades if you ask me!
It will be interesting to see if Behrami is fit to play at the weekend. If he does make it on to the pitch, it will prove what some of us have long suspected, that this "hip" injury is, in fact, a ploy to secure his exit visa. If so, Behrami deserves to join the likes of Wince, Reo-Choker and The Foe in the all time West Ham rogues gallery. Not that we are ever likely to see him playing at Upton Park for the opposition anytime soon. He won't be coming back to England and we are not exactly bound for Europe! Unless we win the Carling Cup of course!
Anyway, the Official Site has informed us of his departure but one little detail was overlooked. How much did Fiorentina pay for him? It can't be much or we would be trumpeting the fee wouldn't we?