According to club insider ExWHUemployee, Pedro Obiang will be staying with West Ham United this summer despite widespread interest in the midfielder.
Obiang has been strongly linked with a move to Serie A, and it is understood that Atalanta recently made a bid for the central midfielder.
However, new West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is believed to view Obiang as a key player for the 2018-19 campaign, and it would be fair to say that the news has gone down very well with the club’s supporters.
Obiang moved to West Ham from Sampdoria in the summer of 2015, and he has made 87 appearances for the Hammers in all competitions.
A knee injury forced him to miss a lot of football in the second half of last season, but he still managed 21 Premier League appearances.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the West Ham fans can be seen below:
Good Good, Love This Guy
— EaZyTiger ⚒ 🏴 (@WaveyDonn_) July 20, 2018
— Andy Morris (@andrewmorris409) July 20, 2018
— Stephen Rickett (@stephen_rickett) July 20, 2018
Excellent! Very good player!
— Joe White (@JwhiteJoe) July 20, 2018
Happy days, will only get better playing under a manager like pellegrini aswel
— rhys (@rhysie88) July 20, 2018
That’s means Kouyote will be sold I reckon
— Lord Irons (COYI) (@Lord_Irons) July 20, 2018
Good. Excellent player
— ⚽️⚒TOM’S WHUFC⚒⚽️ (@aldredtj) July 20, 2018
— Angolan Saxon (@Bartolo72301474) July 20, 2018