Former reported West Ham United target Gerard Deulofeu shone for Watford in their 4-1 win against the Premier League holders Chelsea at Vicarage Road on Monday night, and Irons fans were quick to have their say on his performance.
Spanish media outlet El Gol Digital reported on January 21 that the east London outfit were keen to bring the 23-year-old winger back to England from Barcelona, but no move materialised and the former Everton man instead joined the Hornets on loan until the end of the season.
The attacker won the penalty that saw the hosts take the lead in the first-half, before his fine solo effort – which deflected in off Blues defender Gary Cahill – saw Watford get their third goal of the night two minutes from time to ensure they were to get the three points.
West Ham supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on Deulofeu’s display, and while one said “another one we surely could’ve signed”, another simply questioned “why did we not sign Deulofeu?”
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Deulofeu isn't a Moyes player that is why he never joined West Ham, too flashy, doesn't track back or cover his fullback etc etc
— BKHammer (@BKhammer1) February 5, 2018
Deulofeu tearing Chelsea up. Imagine that. A player West Ham could have signed killing it for someone else because they don't want to spend money on transfers…
— Joe Ingraham (@runb4uwalk) February 5, 2018
Deulofeu could have come to West Ham in January
— C91 Falcons FC (@SV2K18) February 5, 2018
Please tell me why West Ham did not try and sign Deulofeu?
Saying that, David Sullivan probably ‘tried’ and failed. What he does best.
— Jack Lebeau (@JackLebeau66) February 5, 2018
Ffs why didn’t West Ham go for Deulofeu!
— Nick Pike (@nick_pike89) February 5, 2018
— Keith Champion (@champs1uk) February 5, 2018
Deulofeu. Another one we surely could’ve have signed. Jokers.
— Jamie (@Jamieonthisday) February 5, 2018
Why did we not sign deulofeu?
— Dan Lawless ⚒ (@TheLawless) February 6, 2018
We had a chance to sign Deulofeu and on the cheap aswell, so why we didn’t I do not know. But Sullivan reckoned that he tried😴
— jack young⚒⚒ (@youngie2001) February 5, 2018