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Saturday 10 December 2016

Gold's poor snap decision

West Ham co-chairman David Gold was caught in a case of mistaken identity when welcoming the club's new signing Pedro Obiang from Sampdoria on his personal Twitter account.

Gold posted the message: "I am delighted to announce the signing of 23 year old midfield Pedro Obiang from Sampdoria. Pedro, welcome. dg" which was accompanied by a photo... of Juventus centre-back Angelo Ogbonna.

Upon realising his error, the Tweet was soon removed, but not before some light-hearted banter by Irons fans. Gold later uploaded another message, this time with a photograph of Obiang on the pitch at Upton Park holding a claret-and-blue scarf.

The West Ham co-chairman then added: "I've just spoke to Pedro and he sounded v excited to be here. He promised me that he'd learn to sing Bubbles in less than a month! dg"

Obiang, a Spain Under-21 midfielder, is the first player to join West Ham since the announcement of Slaven Bilic as the club's new manager on Tuesday.

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