'Hallelujah' – West Ham fans react to reported £20m move for PL striker
By Russell Edge
West Ham fans have taken to social media to react to the news of the club’s reported interest in Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho.
Many fans were left overjoyed with the news, although not everyone on social media was feeling so positive about the potential move.
Here are a selection of the fans’ messages on Twitter:
We shall see. Im not sure on him tbh. He looked good sometimes in a class man city team but didnt take his chance earlier in the season.
— Mike Watts (@WattsyMike) May 18, 2017
Yes please ????????
— West ham Opinions (@WHUFC_Opinion) May 18, 2017
Queue David Sullivan going in with a £8m bid lol
— Mark (@Stanwhu1) May 16, 2017
£20m for Iheanacho, I'd bite their hand off!
Another £20m for Sigurdsson and that's a start. ⚒
— ⚽️⚒TOM'S WHUFC⚒⚽️ (@aldredtj) May 16, 2017
Would be a good pickup of a very promising player but cannot see City wanting to part with the lad
— Del Boy (@nypdtarn) May 18, 2017
Here we go again… Let's see all the interest in these players for a few months. An get ready for a injured Carroll to start next year
— nick barwick (@nick_barwick) May 17, 2017
We should aim for players like Iheanacho this Summer; quick, scores regularly, experience in PL, plays and scores for Nigeria all at only 20
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) May 18, 2017
— G (@gdizzle1981) May 17, 2017
Iheanacho has endured a difficult time at the Etihad this season, making just five starts in his 19 appearances in the league.
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He has managed to find the back of the net four times over in the league this season, but it is a far cry from the 19-year-old who broke onto the scene to score 14 goals in all competitions last season.
He has found himself stuck behind the likes of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus in the pecking order at City, so it seems the young forward is prepared to depart in search for first-team football.
The Hammers would face a tough task in taking Iheanacho to the London Stadium however, with the Sun claiming the Premier League rivals Everton are also in the hunt for his signature.
In other West Ham transfer news, Slaven Bilic is hopeful of securing this experienced Premier League defender.