The Express reported at the weekend that West Ham United have opened talks over a £20m deal to sign Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, and Irons fans are absolutely loving the potential move.
The Express report the former Real Betis man has been told by manager Zinedine Zidane that he has no future at the Bernabeu, and as a result he will be on his way out of the Spanish capital this summer.
The story adds that Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini has been impressed by the scouting reports he has received on the 22-year-old, and wants him to join the Premier League side.
Considering he would be joining from Real Madrid to compete with the likes of Declan Rice and Mark Noble for a spot in the middle of the park at the London Stadium, it would undoubtedly be an exciting addition – something that hasn’t gone unnoticed by supporters.
They have been quick to have their say on the rumoured signing via social media, and it’s fair to say they are drooling over the story and the player that could easily be lining up in claret and blue next term.
While one described him as an “insane player that can pick pockets like Payet could”, another said he “would be our savviest signing ever”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
For 20M, it’s a steal. Would be a great signing for the club.
— Tony (@WHUFC_Tony) May 13, 2019
Would be an unreal signing baller
— Oliver Bruton (@olliebruton) May 13, 2019
What we all want a young technical player with great potential
— Steve Hilleard (@steve_hilleard) May 13, 2019
Great passer of the ball, good with his feet, Holds on to the ball well working hard for the team & gets stuck in!
If we sign him for that it’s a bargain!
Him, Rice & Lanzini or Wilshere/if we sign another CM in a 3 would be fantastic!
— Steven McCarthy ? (@StevenMcCarthy9) May 13, 2019
Should play for a team in UCL. Phenomenal signing
— Liverpool fan till they beat spurs (@glory243matondo) May 13, 2019
Top drawer. Roll on next season ⚒⚒⚒⚒
— Dave Lambourne (@Lambo1966) May 13, 2019
Lanzini but better! The kid is quality if we get him and maxi that would be unbelievable
— Rhys (@rhysj39) May 13, 2019
Give me right now please, insane player that can pick pockets like Payet could
— Alan (@whuaIan) May 13, 2019
Would be our savviest signing ever
— MARNŻ☔️ (@D_Marnz) May 13, 2019