West Ham fans have been discussing making a shock swoop to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko, and fans would love to bring him in as a replacement for Cheikhou Kouyate.
If West Ham are going to get the best out of Jack Wilshere, they are going to need a strong, energetic, tough tackling midfielder to allow the Englishman freedom to roam about and use his supreme technical ability and vision.
At the moment it looks like that man will be Kouyate, but fans are eyeing up a move for Bakayoko instead.
The 6 ft 1 Frenchman was absolutely wonderful for Monaco alongside new Liverpool signing Fabinho, but his move to Chelsea has been a complete disaster, and Maurizio Sarri’s summer moves could force him even further down the pecking order.
Bakayoko grabbed three goals and three assists in his disappointing season at Stamford Bridge, and a loan move to another Premier League club could be just what’s needed to get him back to his best.
He would certainly be an upgrade on Kouyate, perhaps why Hammers fans are so in favour of a move, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Better than Kouyate so yes
— West Ham in the Blood (@WestHamBlood) July 14, 2018
You don’t become a bad player by having one bad season. He even started last season well before he had that shocker and blew all his confidence
— Ant Weeks (@weetbix20) July 14, 2018
I was thinking about that the other day he would do a good job for use. He had an indifferent year at Chelsea but we could be a good fit for him
— Mike Hare (@mhare641) July 14, 2018
— Big Bad Dom (@UniQuina) July 14, 2018
100% yes! You don’t become a bad player overnight. He’s exactly what our team is crying out for.
— Jamie⚒ (@WHUFC_Jamie) July 15, 2018
— Jack???? (@Jvckist) July 14, 2018
Absolutely yes, people saying no are deluded, he was brilliant at Monaco, international experience.
— Wolf Nine (@Wolf_Nine9) July 14, 2018
Quite an easy one….can’t stand another season of Noble & Kouyate in CM if we want to progress have to sign another quality DM
— Nick Friend (@ndjfriend) July 14, 2018