West Ham fans lavish praise on Zabaleta

It has not exactly been the best season in West Ham United’s history, but the Hammers did manage to stay in the Premier League despite a number of problems.

The capital outfit also ended the 2017-18 campaign on a high with an impressive 3-1 victory over Everton at the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

And there are plenty of reasons for the West Ham fans to be excited about next season.

A number of players struggled to pull their weight this term, but that is not a criticism that can be aimed at 33-year-old full-back Pablo Zabaleta.

The Argentine’s legs might not move as fast as they once did, but there can be no doubting his commitment to the cause, and it is not a surprise that he has quickly developed into one of the club’s most popular players with the fans.

Zabaleta, who is valued at £4.5m by transfermarkt.co.uk, took to social media following the Everton match to thank the West Ham supporters for their kindness, and as expected, the right-back was widely praised once again.

A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below: