By Dominic Toner
West Ham have reportedly tabled a formal bid for Swansea striker Andre Ayew – and there was a mixed reaction on Twitter from their fans.
Sky Sports claimed that West Ham have submitted a formal bid of £20million for the Ghanian international as they continue to search for a new forward in this window.
Ayew was thought to have interested the Hammers last summer before eventually joining Swansea on a free transfer.
The Ghana international signed a four-year deal when he arrived, but could now be on his way out the door after West Ham made a bid that would shatter their £15million transfer record if it was accepted.
The Hammers fans were divided Twitter as to whether bidding so high for Ayew is in the club’s best interest.
Ayew £20m, selling Sakho for around. £16m. Affectively costing £4m (if all rumours are true). Good business.
— WestHamFan (@WestHam_Fan_) July 31, 2016
— Jon Hewitt (@Jonhewitt1980) July 31, 2016
Always rated Ayew at Swansea. Would love to see him at West Ham #COYI ⚒⚒
— Matt Davey (@Daveyboymarra) July 31, 2016
We have bidded £20 million for Andre Ayew. Great news COYI⚒⚒
— Irons Talk (@ironstalk1) July 31, 2016
@WestHam_Central You could of gotten both players. With Ayew I guess he would be a supporting striker to Carroll.
— bjkfan (@FANofBJK) July 31, 2016
Is Andre Ayew really the top quality striker that David Sullivan promised? And is he really worth £20m? I s’pose only time will tell ?
— Bradley Harrison (@EastEndBrad) July 31, 2016
When you go from Lacazette to Andre Ayew……. ? #WHU
— Chris Brownbridge (@Brownbridge) July 31, 2016
Why Andre Ayew, he’s not the answer is he
— Nick Marsh (@MarshyBoy26) July 31, 2016
@WestHam_Central Anybody who says this is deluded. Ayew is top draw and should be great for us. Hope it happens.
— Matt T (@jondahlsamba) July 31, 2016
— Dale Mitchell (@hammerdale22) July 31, 2016
West Ham have been very public in their pursuit of a top drawer frontman this summer and have reportedly failed in bids to bring AC Milan’s Carlos Bacca and Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette to the club.
Swansea have not decided whether to accept the offer and are said to be eager to secure attacking reinforcements before allowing Ayew to leave.
West Ham currently have forwards Andy Carroll, Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho to choose from, however the latter is being linked with a £16million move to West Brom by Sky Sports.
In other West Ham team news, a club legend has insisted that the club doesn’t have to sell its star players.