Who the hell is… Valon Behrami?


24th, July 2008

The lowdown on West Ham’s latest signing
Name Valon Behrami
Age 23
Nationality Swiss
Position Winger
Club history Lugano, Genoa, Lazio, West Ham Utd (current)

Is he any good? At 23, he has his best years ahead of him, but from what I’ve seen, West Ham have made a decent purchase. Behrami is athletic, energetic and skilful, not to mention blessed with a surfeit of self-confidence. He can play wide on the right or at right full-back – indeed, former club Lazio played him as an attacking right-back on several occasions. HIs biggest weakness would be his inconsistency – he can drift in and out of games, something you just can’t do in the Premier League – and hot head. Still, I predict he will become something of a cult figure at Upton Park. He definitely has charisma, not to mention a stunning WAG. It will be interesting to see how Alan Curbishley (mis)uses him.
YouTube evidence Scoring a stoppage-time winner in last season’s Rome derby.

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