West Ham fans are starting to worry over the amount of time the deal for Felipe Anderson is taking, so much so they’ve even started to suggest possible alternatives.
When West Ham looked to be nearing a deal to spend close to £40m on Lazio’s Anderson, it almost felt too good to be true, and if recent reports are to be believed, that’s exactly what it was.
While some reports have suggested the deal is simply being slowed by the Hammers’ interest in Anderson’s teammate, Jordan Lukaku, other reports have claimed the club have turned their attention to free agent Bernard, as Lazio “have proved difficult to negotiate with”.
Any such reports should be taken with a pinch of salt, and in this case the silence may actually be a good thing, but fans are starting to fear the worst.
Fans have been let down before by their owner’s reluctance to spend big in the transfer market, and they’re absolutely desperate for a creative attacker to replace the injured Manuel Lanzini.
Plenty of fans like the idea of returning for Dimitri Payet, while the likes of Joaquin Correa and Xherdan Shaqiri are also getting plenty of shouts.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
— West Ham Italy (@martelliditalia) June 25, 2018
I like Correa..
6’ 2’ technically gifted & quick. Hulious likes him
— ironman (@Adamkni95228412) June 25, 2018
Shaqiri , surprised we haven’t bid so far would cost 1/4 of Anderson and less of a question mark over him , seems like a classic DS signing
— Lewis Wall (@lewis_wall) June 25, 2018
Double deal for seri & saint-maxim
— barrie senior (@barritelli) June 25, 2018
Ruben Loftus-Cheek point blank period
— Tim Alexander (@DJTiale) June 25, 2018
Shaqiri would be the closest to Anderson
— Kevin Slade (SD&CC) (@KevinSladeSDCC) June 25, 2018
— charlie walsh E16 ⚒??? (@westhamchas) June 25, 2018