A number of West Ham United fans have taken to Twitter to react to reports from the Sunday People (12/1; page 51) suggesting that the Hammers are open to loan offers for Andriy Yarmolenko this month.
Yarmolenko has endured a fairly frustrating time since moving to the London Stadium. He made just nine Premier League appearances last season due to injury, and he is currently sidelined with a thigh problem.
And it appears that he could be on the move this month. The Sunday People (12/1; page 51) reports that the Irons are willing to listen to loan bids for the Ukraine international.
It is suggested in the report that Yarmolenko’s name has been circulated around the Premier League, which certainly suggests that he could end up staying in England.
West Ham fans divided
It appears that the reports have divided some of the West Ham fans on social media. Some believe that it would better to sell Yarmolenko. They clearly do not believe that he can be relied upon, which is arguably understandable given that he is on £115,000-a-week, according to Spotrac.
However, there are plenty of fans who cannot understand what the club are thinking.
Yarmolenko has shown that he has the quality to be a game-changer – perhaps not often enough – and the supporters do not believe that the club have the numbers to let another first-team player to leave.
Here is what some of the fans make of the reports concerning Yarmolenko…
Big dissapointment since his arrival. Appears sluggish and has had little impact ⚒ not sure what you would get for him.
— Steve Nelson (@NelsonSteve07) January 13, 2020
Get in!! Another £100k pw trimmed off the wage bill.
Not like we need players or anything.
— Kris Johnson (@kjohno10) January 13, 2020
This makes no sense what so ever
— john irons bird (@johnbird65) January 13, 2020
Yeah why not the squad is overloaded with players 🙄
— ⚒ ian ⚒ (@IANL80s) January 13, 2020
What a waste of time just sell him
— hammertime (@barry_usher) January 13, 2020
Madness. Should be trying to use him as a second striker, that’s how he plays for Ukraine.
— ⚒️Dave the Machine (@Dave_themachine) January 13, 2020
And to be replaced by no one
— Simon bedeau (@Warhartxtreme32) January 13, 2020
We don’t have a big enough squad as it is. Ridiculous
— West Ham Ses (@SFWESTHAMUTD) January 13, 2020