West Ham fans hope their free-agent target isn’t Claudio Yacob

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…