West Ham fans are once again bashing their owners, after reports suggested the Hammers have bid way below the asking price for Felipe Anderson.
According to popular West Ham insider ExWHUEmployee, the Hammers have bid an initial £17.5m for Lazio’s Anderson, with some performance related add-ons.
Fans have often criticised the club’s owners for bidding way too low for transfer targets, so this news is adding even more fuel to the fire.
Recent reports suggested Lazio want something in the region of £40m for their Brazilian winger, but that they do intend to sell him this summer.
With four goals and seven assists in 21 Serie A appearances last season, the 25 year-old would bring an immediate upgrade to the Hammers’ starting 11, so they really shouldn’t be messing around on this one.
It would be a huge mistake to miss out on Anderson, especially given the loss of Manuel Lanzini to a devastating knee injury, and bidding so far under the asking price is truly quite bizarre.
Fans are destroying the owners on Twitter, although it doesn’t seem like they’re too surprised by the news.
You can find some of the best reactions down below…
The only surprise, is that people are surprised.
— Rich WHUFC (@whufc_rich) June 10, 2018
we need to get these embarrassing clowns out of our club
— boleyn badges (@boleynbadges) June 10, 2018
Always the same with this Club we will never move forward if we don’t Invest
— Ricky (@mod141071) June 10, 2018
Probably 17m over three years. Carvalho all over again. Sullivan is a mug, always has been. Anyone surprised?
— Tord Strømme (@TStrmme) June 10, 2018
That’s us all over we’ve got the tightest board in the Country taking our money and rip us off #Sullivan Goldout
— charlie walsh E16 ⚒??? (@westhamchas) June 10, 2018
They have no concept of value when it comes to buying players its not even funny anymore its boring!!
— James (@jamess_79) June 11, 2018
IF it’s true, no surprise . It always comes out after the ST renewal deadline has passed.
— Jon LE Pope (@jphammer29) June 10, 2018
Hahahaha we are so tinpot
— Anthony (@amjohcoyi) June 10, 2018
Let’s pretend we have strong interest for the whole summer, when we get to the end of the window, 1) it’s too late we cant sign him becoz he cant pass the medical 2) we have signed an irrelevant substitute that is 2-3 times cheaper
— Chung Hoi Ching (@chc_yabush) June 10, 2018