West Ham fans took to social media on Wednesday to share their anger at the club potentially signing Jordan Hugill from Preston North End.
Simon Stone of the BBC shared on his personal Twitter account that the Hammers had agreed a fee with the Championship club for the centre-forward.
The reliable journalist also shared that the player was on his way to London.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) January 31, 2018
The Sun previously reported that Crystal Palace were likely to sign Hugill after agreeing a £8million fee for him on Tuesday, however the Hammers look like they’ve successfully hijacked the move.
The 25-year-old has scored eight goals and grabbed two assists in his 27 league appearances for Preston this season.
Hugill has never played in the Premier League before, but has scored 31 goals in 137 games played across the Championship, League One and League Two.
Hugill’s goal return didn’t inspire West Ham fans that he was the player they should be signing, with many moaning about the player’s potential arrival.
One supporter said it was an absolute joke to sign someone that had scored 30 goals in five years in the lower leagues, while another fan believed David Sullivan was trying to ruin the club by buying Hugill.
Here are the best tweets from angry West Ham fans over the potential arrival of Hugill:
absolute joke of a club if this is true. Sell a international player to a rival and replace with some one thats has scored 30 leagues in 5 years in the lower leagues @WestHamUtd
— Cass (@ChuckyCass) January 31, 2018
West Ham refused to pay £12m for Russian International striker Fedor Smolov but willing to pay £8m for Jordan Hugill (?) from Preston. Sullivan is trying to ruin this club on purpose. #bbcdeadlineday
— ⚒️ Jay ⚒️ (@jlross1989) January 31, 2018
Next level signing he is! Absolutely pathetic from @WestHamUtd it gets worse! Pay the money for smolov,dendoncker and cairney…… what’s the big issue?
— Dan Hossack⚒ (@Thehoss84) January 31, 2018
Is this suppose to be some kind of joke? I suppose we are preparing ourselves for the championship. What on earth is happening to West Ham. Next level signings, all depends on if they meant going down as there next level. #board out
— Darrell Roberts ⚒ (@darrell210474) January 31, 2018
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) January 31, 2018
Ha ha you couldn’t make these transfers up
— 父Dave Probert父 (@HammerSince1962) January 31, 2018
Wind up, right?!
— Tim Audin (@tim_audin) January 31, 2018
Someone stop that happening PLEASE!!!!
— HappyHammer72 (@h_hammer72) January 31, 2018
When did we decide we wanted Hugill???? Bet Moyes has never heard of him at midday
— Harry Sacks⚒ (@SacksHarry) January 31, 2018
In other West Ham transfer news, a defender is set for crunch talks with David Moyes over his immediate future.