'Deserved another season' - West Ham fans react as another attacker leaves
By Danny Wright
West Ham fans have been left divided after Sofiane Feghouli’s transfer to Galatsaray was confirmed on Monday.
The Hammers announced on their official Twitter account and official website that the 27-year-old winger had left the London Stadium for an “undisclosed fee” just a year after he was signed by the club from Valencia.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) August 14, 2017
Feghouli was one of a number of signings that was made last summer that didn’t manage to help Slaven Bilic’s side come anywhere near to achieving their goals in the Premier League.
The 44-times Algeria international scored four goals and supplied three assists in 27 appearances across all competition in his one-year stay at West Ham.
He never really managed to establish himself as a proper first-team player and has since been replaceed by Marko Arnautovic, who become the Irons’ record signing earlier this summer when he arrived from Premier League rivals Stoke.
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Fegouli is the latest attacker to have left West Ham this summer after Enner Valencia and Ashley Fletcher were both shown the exit door after failing to impress at the London Stadium.
West Ham fans think that Feghouli may have still had a role to play in east London and one supporter said that the former Valencia ace “deserved another season” with the club.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
West Ham legend
— Callum (@CallumWHU_) August 14, 2017
I am still upset that "Feghouli you're sofiane, you're sofiane you blow my mind feghouli" to the tune of Hey Mickey didn't catch on
— Cartlon Cole (@_CarltonCole9) August 14, 2017
Kinda sad to see him go, started to come good towards the back end of last season. Good luck @sffeghouli
— Rob Patterson (@robpatterson24) August 14, 2017
Shame to see him go, but now announce Carvalho! #COYI ⚒
— West Ham News/Views (@WHUFC_News_6) August 14, 2017
Deserved another season imo
— Gary Nolan (@GNolanOfficial) August 14, 2017
Expected better from him, but good luck anyway
— John David Roberts (@JohnDavidRober1) August 14, 2017
West Ham have had a moderately busy summer with Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Javier Hernandez, Sead Haksabanovic joining Arnautovic in joining Bilic’s squad.
However they lost 4-0 to Manchester United in their first match of the season on Sunday, suggesting that there may still be a lot of work to do.
In other West Ham news, this enforcer is heading the London to complete his move to the Hammers.