West Ham have yet to make a move for a high-profile player this summer, and some supporters are getting a bit worried about the lack of movement in the transfer market.
Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham and Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard are believed to be the Hammers’ top two targets and some fans on Twitter are concerned that the club may miss out on more attainable signings if they try and hold out for the two forwards:
And, it’s all going to end up with Chris Woods and some bargain-basement journeyman midfielder.
We’ve never been too good at this, have we ?
— TheCam (@TheCam01491612) June 21, 2021
Yep and get neither
— ?? (@RiceSZN_) June 20, 2021
Are we actually looking at getting anyone at all been very quiet.sullivan probably pocketing every penny
— bryn hicks (@BrynHicks) June 21, 2021
Yes surely you wasn’t fooled by the getting business done early talk
— Johnny Allen ??????⚒WHU (@essojohn) June 20, 2021
Get neither then pedal the moyes likes a small squad bs
— Simon Anderson (@big_si1987) June 20, 2021
I mean them 2 and a loan cm and a cb wouldn’t say no
— oliver (@oliver90820149) June 20, 2021
It’s a difficult balancing act. On the one hand, it is true that West Ham could overlook some very good alternatives by sticking to their guns on Abraham and Lingard. However, there is still over two months left in the transfer window and circumstances can change.
If Chelsea can’t find a buyer who will match their £40m asking price for Abraham, the Blues may be forced into selling for a lower amount or they could even consider a loan. With Lingard, if he doesn’t feature in the opening games of the season for United, he may get the hint that he isn’t wanted and the forward may ask to leave. A lot could happen in the market over the next few weeks.