Former West Ham United winger Luís Boa Morte has revealed he never really wanted to move to the club.
Signed on a €6.8m deal from Fulham in 2007, the Portuguese footballer made 109 appearances for the Hammers before leaving for Greek football in 2011.
Boa Morte was interviewed by Portuguese outlet Mais Futebol this week, recalling his entire career, especially in the Premier League. And when asked about his move from Craven Cottage to Upton Park, he says it happened against his will.
“I went to West Ham, which is a club with many supporters, but not by my own free will. I didn’t want to leave Fulham. A year before, I could have gone to Newcastle and I didn’t want to force it,” Luís Boa Morte told Mais Futebol.
“Then the CEO of Fulham decided to sell me and both I and Chris Coleman were caught off guard. They accepted the West Ham proposal. As a captain I thought I deserved more consideration.”
Boa Morte also answered some random questions, like who were the toughest defenders he had to face in English football: “Gary Neville and Lucas Neill were complicated, but loyal defenders: they never turned their heads against the ball.”
Boa Morte grew into his time at West Ham, but is clearly still annoyed about how he ended up there in the first place.