A West Ham fan account on Twitter asked fellow Hammers supporters for their thoughts on the notion of the east London club launching a move to sign Huddersfield Town midfielder Philip Billing.
Seen a number of people now that have said we should look to sign Huddersfield midfielder Phillip Billing this month.
— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) 6 January 2019
The question certainly generated plenty of debate, as the Irons faithful took to discussing what qualities the 22-year-old could bring to the London Stadium.
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Billing certainly looks as though he’d be a good fit for Manuel Pellegrini’s squad. The 6’4” Dane is a powerful presence in the middle of the park who would provide an injection of additional steel to the Hammers’ midfield contingent.
What’s more, Billing is very technically gifted and brings plenty of quality into the final third. His shooting ability from range is something he has demonstrated on numerous occasions for the Terriers, but his vision and creativity shouldn’t be forgotten either.
With a Transfermarkt valuation of just £6.3 million, Billing would be a cost-effective way for Pellegrini to bolster his ranks.
Plenty of West Ham fans were keen on discussing the potential transfer on Twitter…
Would suit the playstyle better than Shelvey, and would compliment Rice well. He’s young enough as well that he can improve.
— James (@Terran__Warrior) 6 January 2019
Qualify player, Young mobile, just what we need next to Declan rice.
— Jordan (@Whu_Kingy) 7 January 2019
Young lad and he could be our motor
— Tim Kolk (@tim_kolk10) 6 January 2019
Looks a decent player and would probably be able to show what he can do with better quality around him. Also not scared to shoot from distance which creates alot off chances for poachers around the goal with rebounds perfect for hernandez defo a better option than shelvey id say
— Ryan Hayes (@rhyno547) 7 January 2019
He walks into our side, physical unit, reads the game well, tackles strongly & solid long shot!
If he isn’t silly money, 20-25m or so he’d be a top target as he’s Young, lots of potential to improve & even sell on for good money, exactly the kind of player G&S should be after!
— Steven McCarthy (@StevenMcCarthy9) 7 January 2019
He is young and has a lot of potential. Very underrated in my opinion in both attack and defense. Would love to have him in our squad and couldn’t imagine that he would have a large fee attached to him #WHUFC #COYI
— Djtiale (@DJTiale) 7 January 2019