West Ham fans are split on the latest transfer reports, after the Mail on Sunday linked the Hammers with moves for Jack Butland and Joe Allen.
It’s been a long season for West Ham fans, but most supporters would agree they do have some very talented players in their squad.
Declan Rice has shown his potential despite his mistake against Arsenal on Sunday, and Arthur Masuaku has proved he can be a valuable weapon for the Hammers if given the correct freedom.
Manuel Lanzini and Marko Arnautovic bring plenty of creativity, pace and goals to the attack, but above all else David Moyes’ side is missing a spine.
Mark Noble has shown glimpses of his former self but been largely underwhelming, and the goalkeeper situation seems to get worse every week.
Given all of this, it is perhaps no surprise to see the Hammers linked to Stoke City’s Allen and Butland.
The pair may be all set to get relegated, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t good enough for the top tier as individuals, and Butland in particular would surely be an upgrade for the Hammers.
Fans are split on the rumours though, with some asking for both, some wanting neither, and some picking and choosing between the two.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Butland 👍🏻 Allen👎🏻
— Lee (@leepepperwhufc) April 24, 2018
I'd take this anyday, butland is a baller and joe Allen is a experience CM and can kick our midfield into shape
— jack⚒⚒ (@JACKYQUACKIE) April 23, 2018
What a waste of money
— Aaron Rigato (@AaronRigato) April 22, 2018
— dale the hammer smith.. (@TheHammerSmithy) April 22, 2018
Think someone like Joe Allen or Shelvey, although not very exciting would fit in very well.
— In Existence (@ConCroucher) April 22, 2018
Butland average , joe Allan average !!
— Ross de Hammer (@Rossde11) April 24, 2018
Butland yes but Allen is just Noble 2.0
— Jeymarr⚒ (@jmustafa7) April 24, 2018
Butland would be signing of the Summer even at this stage – young, quality, eager, international class. Joe Allen would be a good squad player; Butland,however, would be fantastic signing.
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) April 23, 2018