West Ham United are believed to be interested in making a summer swoop on West Brom defender Jonny Evans, according to a report, and fans are delighted.
The Sun states that the Hammers will offer the Birmingham club £3million despite reportedly turning down £30m for the player in January.
Evans has been one of the Baggies best performers this season even though they face an uncertain future in the Premier League with relegation hanging over them.
The 30-year-old has a clause in his contract which can be triggered if West Brom are relegated from the top-flight at the end of this campaign, and according to the Daily Mail, he rejected a £100,000-per-week deal to stay at the club in February.
News of the possible transfer has been welcomed by supporters of the Hammers who would seemingly welcome the Northern Irishman with open arms.
Fans have already started to suggest that if he were to make the switch to the capital then he would be their best defender.
But there were also words of caution – some stated that although they wanted Evans, they believed the player would be destined for a bigger club.
An insider of the club confirmed that they would be interested in the enforcer as well as Salomon Rondon and Ben Foster in a touted triple swoop.
Here is a selection of what West Ham fans are saying on Twitter regarding the potential transfer:
Why are people saying if Collins leaves then yea? As a Northern Ireland fan who has seen him play for years Evans is a class above both Collins and Reid. It will be teams in the top 6 after him, not us.
— Stuart Cooke (@StuartCooke86) March 1, 2018
Happily take him, solid defender in a poor West Brom side. Would be good for us, but I see him going Arsenal now.
— West Ham News/Views (@WHUFC_News_6) March 1, 2018
He will go somewhere better than us
— Nick Frankum (@frankum86) March 1, 2018
He would be our best centre back if he joined. There shouldn’t really be any discussion at all about that. So yeah I’d love to sign him.
— Vince (@cenzo147) March 1, 2018
Yea I’d have him. Collins coming to end of his career unfortunately, Reid has been pretty poor for a while now so I think Evans would be a good signing but it won’t happen and he will sign for someone else anyway
— ⚒ Adam hickey ⚒ (@tekkers44whufc) March 1, 2018
We won't get him but if we did, he's our best CB and 100% vice captain
— Chris (@chriscod1993) March 1, 2018
— Wayne Perry (@wpwhu2017) March 1, 2018
In other West Ham news, Hammers want to sign three West Brom players this summer – insider.