By Matt Farr
West Ham are reportedly weighing up a summer move for ex-Arsenal defender Johan Djourou this summer – and fans on Twitter are raging.
The 30-year-old is out of contract on June 30, and could be available to be snapped up on a free transfer.
But West Ham fans on Twitter are not satisfied with the club’s latest reported target, and hit out at the club’s continued search for bargain deals.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
This fellas got a worse injury record than Andy Carroll, give me strength????
— Andrew (@ANDAMA73x) March 24, 2017
freebies and. Loans.
— michael jones (@apl63) March 24, 2017
I hope not, but nothing would surprise me with owners they love trying to do things on the cheap!
— Richard Button (@RICHYBUTTON) March 24, 2017
@PW57WHU please don't
— Phil Castle (@Barkingrunner) March 24, 2017
one word that sticks out here – he's FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
— Byron Hamilton (@Apisadmirer) March 24, 2017
magic word… FREE
— Phil Up (@Phil_at98) March 24, 2017
did someone say free? pic.twitter.com/4hfv1CfXdR
— Loucas (@LouTasi) March 24, 2017
Unlike many of West Ham’s most recent bargain flops, Djourou would arrive at the club with considerable Premier League experience.
The Switzerland international spent nine seasons with Premier League giants Arsenal before his move to Germany, and has also earned 66 international caps.
But he has struggled for regular first team football with Hamburg over late, making just 14 Bundesliga appearances this season.
West Ham fans are concerned at the club’s continued to desire to fetch bargain deals and loan signings, particularly after seeing as many as four such signings flop this season.
Simone Zaza, Jonathan Calleri and Gokhan Tore were each snapped up on loan, while Alvaro Arbeloa joined on a free transfer; but not a single member of the quartet has made any lasting impact at the club.
Meanwhile, Sofiane Feghouli also arrived at West Ham on a free transfer, but while there is still significant room for improvement, the winger has performed better than his fellow summer signings.
In other West Ham transfer news, the Hammers are considering a move for this Premier League goal machine (not Defoe or Sturridge).