Revealed: 69% of West Ham fans would rather sign Mata than Payet

West Ham fans would love to add one more major signing to their incredible summer window, as over two thirds of fans voted to sign Juan Mata.

West Ham fans were slightly shell-shocked by the big transfer story last week, as The Guardian claimed Dimitri Payet could make a return to East London.

According to the Guardian report, Payet could leave Marseille due to financial problems for the French club, and the 31 year-old’s representatives have sounded out West Ham over a possible deal.

However, the Hammers could be better served swooping for Mata, who could look to leave Manchester United this summer in search of regular playing time.

The 30 year-old, who makes a whopping £140,000 a week at Old Trafford, still has plenty of gas left in the tank, and the arrival of Fred and potential arrival of another winger at Old Trafford could diminish his first team minutes even further.

West Ham added Felipe Anderson to their long list of impressive signings this summer, and with Lanzini out Mata could be the cherry on the cake needed to push the Hammers towards the top six.

Manuel Pellegrini has often opted for two up front in the past, but his signings since arriving in East London suggest he is gearing towards a 4-2-3-1, where Mata could be lethal in the number ten role behind Marko Arnautovic.

Fans have been having their say on the shock links to Payet, and a surprising 69 per cent would prefer to swoop for Mata.

You can find the full poll results down below…