According to club insider ExWHUemployee, Marcus Browne is on the verge of leaving West Ham United for Middlesbrough in a £300,000 deal.
ExWHUemployee recently claimed that Browne would be departing the London Stadium ahead of the new campaign having failed to convince first-team boss Manuel Pellegrini that he would be able to contribute for the Hammers.
The 21-year-old enjoyed a decent 2018-19 season on loan with Oxford United – scoring six times and registering four assists in 34 League One appearances.
And it would be fair to say that a number of West Ham fans are not very pleased.
It is not so much that Browne appears to be leaving the club, rather the fee involved.
Indeed, if Boro are indeed paying just £300,000 for Browne then it could be one of the signings of the summer if the attacker manages to impress at the Riverside Stadium.
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A selection of the Twitter reaction from the West Ham fans can be seen below:
We really need to sack whoever is in charge of player sales????
— neilbadger (@neilbadger1) July 25, 2019
Your kidding me?????
— West Ham Stats (@TheWestHamVault) July 25, 2019
We literally are the worst club at getting a good price, Browne is worth 5 Hugills
— Adam Rowland (@rowland_whufc) July 25, 2019
Any other club gets at least a million for him
— Dan Ellis (@xDellisOfficial) July 25, 2019
300k?..can’t buy someone from the conference league for that kind a money
— IRONSSS ⚒??♂️ (@jasthehammer) July 25, 2019
May as well keep him for that price ??♂️
— Dan (@WesthamDan16) July 25, 2019
Can someone please tell whoever is selling our players it’s 2019 not 1989! Literally the worst sales negotiator ever!
— Matthew Edge-Wilkins (@intalentmatt) July 25, 2019