According to reliable club insider @ExWHUemployee on Episode 101 of ‘The West Ham Way’ radio show, West Ham United have enquired about two free agents with Premier League experience, and Irons fans are hoping one of them isn’t Claudio Yacob.
@ExWHUemployee said that Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini is considering moves for two players available for nothing following his team’s disappointing start to the campaign, and the fact that they are individuals with English top-flight experience certainly narrows down who it could be.
One option is former West Bromwich Albion man Yacob, who has been without a club since being released by the Championship side during the summer following the expiry of his contract.
West Ham supporters have been quick to give their verdict on the 31-year-old via social media, and while one said “Championship clubs don’t want him”, another said he “would be the slowest player in our squad”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Would rather have the plague
— Taylor (@TaylorMack1994) August 29, 2018
Would be the slowest player in our squad.
— Kris Johnson (@kjohno10) August 30, 2018
yellow card every game a liability and just no!! Why?!?!
— Nick Frankum (@frankum86) August 30, 2018
— ⚒ Stuart Woods ⚒ (@Wow1wow1) August 30, 2018
— Blondie (@leedon77) August 30, 2018
Championship teams dont want him so that tells you all you need to know.
— Lewis John The Trout (@RiceLittlePea) August 29, 2018
The worst footballer of all time. Just fouls a lot and is dirty. Not thank you.
— COYI!!! (@Nathanbi77) August 30, 2018