West Ham have been linked with a move for Chelsea’s central midfielder Ross Barkley – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter have reacted on Twitter to the speculation.
The Mirror claims that the Hammers are keen on a potential swoop for the England international when the transfer window re-opens.
The report details that manager David Moyes wants to bring the 26-year-old to the London Stadium and hopes more regular first team action will boost his international chances ahead of the next major tournament in 2021.
Barkley was a rising talent through the youth setup at Goodison Park back when Moyes was in charge at Everton and he now wants to untie with him at West Ham.
A selection of West Ham supporters on social media have given a variety of responses to the Barkley reports, with some claiming that Moyes should be prioritising strengthening other areas of the pitch rather than the midfield.
Meanwhile, there are some who feel that the box-to-box midfielder could make an impact if he does join them from London neighbours Chelsea.
One supporter further suggested that there could be a possible swap deal in place with Chelsea for Declan Rice.
The Sun has recently reported that Chelsea are “growing confident” that they can secure a £45million deal to land West Ham’s highly-rated 21-year-old Rice, who can play in either midfield or defence.
Here are some West Ham fans on the Barkley speculation:
Swapping for Dec
— paul way (@paulway6) July 3, 2020
— Sean Raftery (@seanraf123) July 3, 2020
Left / right backs and a striker would be what we need ⚒
— Tony ⚒? ⚒? pierson (@tonypierson2) July 3, 2020
Fine providing it’s not in exchange for rice and we buy 2 good fullbacks first.
— marshall knutt (@Marshal_P_Knutt) July 3, 2020
Another attacking midfielder that’s all we need
— Ricky Clarke (@RickyClarke81) July 3, 2020
Imagine Souček ,Rice and Barkley as a midfield tho. We do need full backs and strikers ,but it would be nice to have a strong midfield.
— ?????? ????????? (@MongolBerserker) July 3, 2020
It’s full backs and strikers we need
— RBM (@rbm1895) July 2, 2020
Full backs and a decent striker please
— hammerhead (@larryberyl) July 3, 2020