West Ham have been linked with a move for Manchester City’s John Stones – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter have reacted positively to the speculation about possibly signing the defender.
According to the Sun, the Hammers have overtaken rivals Arsenal in the race to try sign the Man City centre-back and are in pole position.
The 26-year-old is expected to depart the Etihad Stadium this summer four years after joining the club, where he’s won two Premier League titles.
The report states that West Ham boss David Moyes is eyeing a reunion with a player he previously signed at Everton and he could bring him to the London Stadium for a bargain £20million.
Stones has fallen down the pecking order under Pep Guardiola at Man City, but had a standout season during the 2017/18 campaign to help them win the league title.
He is a 39-time capped England international with experience in big games for club and country, so adding someone like him for £20million must surely be appealing to West Ham.
A selection of West Ham supporters on social media have given a thumbs up to the speculation, with one extremely excited about his quality on the ball and suggests that could help them play out from the back.
Here are some West Ham fans commenting on Stones:
Would 100% take stones at West Ham I’d rather loan option to buy tho
— TheMightySoucek (@NgakiaS) July 30, 2020
For 20m I’d snap that up, be decent for us but can’t see him wanting to come to us
— Luke Bartlett (@bartlett_6) July 31, 2020
I’d be more than happy with this signing, the lad can play. Has a mistake in him no doubt but he’s talented and can play. Would win us more points than he loses us that’s for sure ⚒⚒⚒
— Morgan86 (@MoaningYour) July 31, 2020
Imo he would of found his level with us ! He’s not top tier but also not bottom tier like us kind of in the middle so 🤷🏼♂️
— PoKeRmUsH (@pokermush) July 30, 2020
As soon as Ake went to city I’d hoped we might be talking to Stones – a quality player would be excellent for us – fingers crossed 🤞🏼
— DC (@manfromjersey) July 31, 2020
That would be class
— Christian Stevens ⚒ (@CStevens2109) July 30, 2020
I would defo want him good ball player and he’s decent at defending can be dodgy at times but can improve and become consistent
— Dylan⚒❤️ (@Dylanelliotttt) July 30, 2020