A number of West Ham United fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from the Sunday Mirror (2/5; page 72) claiming that the Hammers are monitoring Emi Buendia.
Understandably, it appears that David Moyes’s key target heading into the summer is Jesse Lingard. However, the Hammers are considering other options in case they are priced out of a move for the 28-year-old.
And the Sunday Mirror (2/5; page 72) suggests that Buendia is on their radar. The Norwich City star has been outstanding in the Championship this season.
The 24-year-old has scored 14 goals and provided 16 assists for the Canaries as they won promotion at a canter.
It must be noted that Buendia will not come cheap either. Goal reported earlier this season that his asking price is set to be around £40 million – and that was before Norwich confirmed their place at English football’s top table next year.
And that may explain why plenty of West Ham fans have their doubts about their chances of signing Buendia.
Many have lauded the attacking midfielder and suggested that he would be a brilliant signing. However, they cannot see West Ham being the ones to win the race for his signature.
With that in mind, here is how some of the Hammers fans have reacted to the links…
Not going to happen, but would be a brilliant addition, excellent work rate & creativity we’ve not had for a while now!
If we can shift Yarm & Anderson then maybe we’ll have the £ to tempt him wage wise, but I think bigger clubs will be after him https://t.co/7JK28Sejef
— WHUFC_⚒️_Football_Sloth (@WhufcSloth) May 2, 2021
We’d never get him lol https://t.co/jazsSwfZs0
— jamie⚒ (@jamiemaragakis) May 2, 2021
Would love this. Absolute baller ⚒ https://t.co/m43ZViWPCx
— Matt Day (@MattDay97) May 2, 2021
Would love this, but he’s just won Championship Player of the Year, and Norwich will want around 30m, so not happening. https://t.co/5s7fvV8nrh
— West Ham Rambles #GSBOUT (@WestHamRambles) May 2, 2021
as good as he is we do not need him.
— jack (@JLingzSZN) May 3, 2021
Agent lanzini do yall thang
— West Ham Utd F.C (@WestHamUtdFC2) May 2, 2021
Only really an option if we don’t get Lingard. Great player but would be a waste of funds with other priority positions
— Michael ⚒ Zdenek (@MichaelZdenek) May 2, 2021
Yes yes yes (if we don’t get lingz)
— C⚒ (@consmith26) May 2, 2021