AS A general rule of thumb, it’s generally not a great idea to piss off fans at your new club before you’ve even signed for them.

At the time of going to press, Mexican winger Pablo Barrera was on the verge of signing for West Ham in a £4million deal and was just waiting on a work permit to complete the transfer.

But according to the winger, he won’t be hanging around for long at Upton Park. He’s got bigger fish to fry.

“To perform for West Ham and then move to a bigger team in Europe are my goals,” said the wantaway winger, who isn’t even there yet.

“I want to show what I’m made of and then succeed in Europe.”

In other words, he doesn’t give a monkey’s about West Ham, he just sees them as a stepping stone.