According to reports in The Mirror, West Ham United could look to keep Manchester City loanee Joe Hart, rated at £10.8m by Transfermarkt, beyond the end of the season, and Irons fans have been quick to react to the rumour.
The east London outfit brought the England international to the London Stadium on a season-long loan deal last summer, but after a disappointing start to the campaign and after making one too many errors, he was dropped by new manager David Moyes in place of Adrian following the 4-0 against Everton at Goodison Park in November.
The 31-year-old only won his place back in the starting XI last month, but a mistake in the 1-1 draw against Stoke City on Monday night had seemingly put his future into doubt once again, although The Mirror reports that Moyes has been impressed with the stopper’s professionalism and could keep him.
West Ham supporters, who slated Hart on Twitter following his latest error, have taken to social media to give their thoughts on the story, and while one said “this is the news I have been dreading to hear”, another said “this club needs to stop settling for second best”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
This is definitely not true lol
— West Ham Fan (@COYIWestHamFan) April 19, 2018
As what? A backup? He isn’t that good. This club needs to stop settling for second best. Need to strive for and obtain better players
— Chris Helwig (@chelwig54) April 19, 2018
— Chris Causey (@DJHooligan109) April 19, 2018
Is this a joke ? 😂
— Zak simo (@zak_sims) April 20, 2018
I hope this isn't true. He's had about one good game for us, and made so many errors. Would be suited dropping down to a Championship club.
— Richard Vaughan (@richiejv) April 19, 2018
What is Moyes seeing that most of us are not ffs! This is the news I have been dreading to hear ☹☹☹
— patricia starling (@clatetnblue) April 20, 2018
Sums Moyes up Clueless
— Paul Smith (@hammersman55) April 20, 2018