After spending nine years as clubmates at Man City, both Pablo Zabaleta and Joe Hart were ushered on to West Ham this summer as part of Pep Guardiola’s revitalisation effort.
Zabaleta made the switch over a month ago, while Hart followed in his wake a couple of days ago by securing a season-long loan deal.
And so it was left to the Argentinian full-back to welcome his former City colleague on board by absolutely blasting a shot past him during Thursday morning’s training session at Chadwell Heath…
“Welcome to West Ham, my friend.” 😂 pic.twitter.com/M1r94rcQq9
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) July 20, 2017
“Welcome to West Ham my friend,” guffawed Zabaleta after spanking a long-range volley past Hart’s despairing fingertips.
With effortless execution like that, Slaven Bilic could probably do worse than to give him a go up-top next season.