West Ham fans are absolutely loving the latest transfer links, as reports suggest the Hammers will battle it out to sign England wonderkid Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
According to the Sun (29 May, page 52), both Everton and West Ham are keen to sign Loftus-Cheek this summer, with the Chelsea youngster unlikely to break into the first team at Stamford Bridge.
West Ham are in desperate need of reinforcements down the spine of their side, and the powerful but technically gifted Loftus-Cheek would certainly be a wonderful addition.
The 22 year-old grabbed two goals and three assists in 24 Premier League appearances on loan at Crystal Palace this season, and even earned himself a spot in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
The report claims teams would have to pay as much as £40m to secure his services on a permanent basis, so another loan for the youngster could be on the cards.
Averaging three dribbles, one shot and over one key pass per game this season, the Chelsea youngster would bring a little bit of everything to Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham.
Fans have been praising the young midfielder on Twitter, and some of the best reactions can be found below…
Huge fan of him please let this be true
— Sam(bo) coleman (@subwaysamc) May 29, 2018
Would be a brilliant signing
— Alan Sadler (@alan_sadler) May 29, 2018
He’s a great player, has a future as a big part of England’s midfield. If he’s available we should 1000% go for him.
— Gianthammer (@NYG_WHU) May 29, 2018
Be top signing
— Brad Palmer (@Mr_BA6) May 29, 2018
In a heartbeat I’d have him
— ⚒ Adam hickey ⚒ (@tekkers44whufc) May 29, 2018
Should be number one target top class
— tony (@happy_hammers) May 29, 2018
I would love that to be honest!!!
— Josh Clarke (@JoshClarke1987) May 29, 2018
Would be a fantastic signing if true! I See his performance against Germany and he was brilliant!
— Joe Greene (@joegreene2) May 29, 2018