West Ham are reportedly interested in a move for Tottenham’s Fernando Llorente – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter have reacted negatively to the speculation.
According to the Sun, the Hammers are keen on a swoop for the 34-year-old this summer on a free transfer.
The striker is out of contract with Spurs in the summer, despite playing an important role in their run to the Champions League final.
The report details that Premier League pair West Ham and Leicester City are keen on the Spaniard, plus European duo Barcelona and Napoli.
Llorente has been a back-up option to Harry Kane at Spurs this season, but still be needed on a regular occasions and made 34 appearances across all competitions.
The towering centre-forward has chipped in with eight goals and also laid on five assists.
A selection of West Ham fans on social media are not pleased with the idea of bringing the veteran attacker to the London Stadium.
He is certainly approaching the latter stages of his career, but has proved useful as an impact player for Spurs and Manuel Pellegrini’s squad certainly needs some more attacking firepower.
Marko Arnautovic top scorer for the Hammers this season with 11 goals in all competitions and they should try to sign a new striker this summer.
Here are some West Ham fans responding to the Llorente speculation:
Ffs no way
— Scott (@puffa_the_gen) May 24, 2019
— STEVE E (@STEVEE61627993) May 24, 2019
That sounds like a West Ham signing. On a free and and nearing the end of his career.
— ⚒ Forever West Ham ⚒ (@ForeverWestHam4) May 25, 2019
Couldn’t hit a barn door from 2 yards …Not for me
— West ham Stew (@stew_ham) May 25, 2019
Please god no this ain’t true
— Dalewag ⚒️⚒️⚒️ (@Dalewag1) May 24, 2019
— 🖕 (@uptonpark68) May 24, 2019
— Iain Tait (@RitaitIain) May 25, 2019