West Ham are being linked with a possible loan move for Arsenal defender Rob Holding – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter have reacted positively to the speculation.
The Sun reports that West Ham are preparing an offer to sign the 24-year-old on a season-long loan.
It is understood that the Hammers will offer to pay £5million to sign the centre-back on loan this season and Arsenal may be open to him leaving the Emirates Stadium due to the competition in their squad.
Holding is a no-nonsense defender that started in Arsenal’s opening day victory against Fulham, but it’s unclear on if he will be apart of Mikel Arteta’s best XI when all of his centre-backs are available to him.
The Englishman hasn’t been a nailed-on starter under Spanish boss Arteta and West Ham could be about to try lure him to the London Stadium for a season.
He’s a ball-playing centre-back that needs better luck with injuries, but on his day he’s a top Premier League performer that can read the game well and play out from defence.
A selection of West Ham supporters on social media are confident that the Arsenal centre-back would be a good fit with them and are keen for the deal to be completed this summer.
Here are some Hammers supporters discussing Holding:
I’d take him tbf he was quality the other day
— . (@VintageLanzini) September 15, 2020
Would take him
— Ben (@ben_personal) September 15, 2020
I’d take that
— Sam (@samdruiff) September 15, 2020
Good deal. Decent player. Obviously being priced out a deal for the Burnley defender so need to do something ASAP. Get it done!
— Hammer n cheeselldo (@steve62040187) September 15, 2020
That’s more realistic, over the top loan fee for injury prone player. But I’d have him
— Dan Clement (@unbiasedhammer) September 15, 2020
Must say I’d be fairly pleased if we brought in Rob Holding shame it’s a loan however but still he’ll improve our backline.
— Khaleem Azam (@AzamWHUFC) September 15, 2020
BETTER BE REAL !!
— Joe Southam (@joesoutham7) September 15, 2020