According to reports in The Telegraph, West Ham United have cooled their interest in Anderlecht star Leander Dendoncker, who is rated at £16.2m according to Transfermarkt, and Irons fans are furious at the new development.
David Moyes has been heavily linked with a move for the 22-year-old midfielder this month, with reports from Belgian media outlet DH on Tuesday suggesting that the Belgium international ‘dreams’ of a transfer to the London Stadium.
However, The Telegraph reports that after assistant manager Stuart Pearce saw Dendoncker play as a centre-back at the weekend, he has now dropped down their list of potential midfield signings with Real Betis’ Fabian Ruiz, Newcastle United’s Jonjo Shelvey and Inter Milan’s Joao Mario all potentially ahead of him now.
West Ham supporters were quick to have their say on the story via social media, and while one said “just want us to sign Dendoncker”, another simply told the club to “please pay the money” to bring him to the capital.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Just want us to sign Dendoncker.
— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) January 23, 2018
Good stuff. I’ve read/heard he’s a holding midfielder who would break things up and protect the defence, which we desperately need (amongst other things).
— Tom Smith (@atomsmith_) January 23, 2018
@davidgold please please just go pay it!!
— George Cove ⚒ (@GeorgeCove) January 23, 2018
— Jack (@JackOM_1203) January 23, 2018
We usually have to do so much persuading to sign our players. Dendoncker js ‘dreaming’ of coming to us and yet we ain’t going for it.
What’s their actual problem?
— West Ham Place (@WestHamPlace) January 24, 2018
I want Joao Mario and Dendoncker https://t.co/9tSa0d65ni
— Luke. (@Iukeeeeee) January 23, 2018
Dendoncker and Mario please.
Then a striker/winger.
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) January 23, 2018