Pardew Creaming Himself
Alan Pardew has been talking about the arrival of Tevez and Mascherano, and can barely contain his excitement,
"It is a massive coup for us. I've no doubt this will give us a real chance to compete with the very best teams in the Premiership and in Europe.
"I didn't have to sell West Ham to them. They knew all about our success last season and our style of play."
Pardew watched Tevez in the World Cup against Serbia and Montenegro and described himself as being "blown away by his talent" after Tevez came on as a substitute and scored.
I know West Ham fans will take to him straight away. He is in the same bracket as Paolo Di Canio in terms of what he can bring - charisma, high skill and excitement," Pardew added.
"Mascherano is a different player - he brings a calming influence in possession and is an intelligent player on the pitch.
Not only am I excited by the arrivals of Carlos and Javier, but the entire squad is too, and I am sure our supporters feel the same. What a day for West Ham United.
I've already had three or four of our players on the phone. They are all very excited by the news, and I'm sure there will be a real buzz around the place when we report back for training on Tuesday morning.
I've said all along that, while signing young English players remains very important to our transfer policy, I want to take this club forward and will get talent from wherever it is available.
Our chairman Terry Brown came to me on Monday and gave me the opportunity to go for Carlos and Javier - and you don't turn down the chance to sign two world-class players."