West Ham fans delighted with Obiang news

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.

The 6ft 1in midfielder has not brought too much in the way of goals or assists – just three and two respectively – but he has certainly been a consistent performer at the London Stadium.

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: