Lazio announced on Friday they had completed the signing of left-back Riza Durmisi which could in turn push through the exit of reported West Ham United target Jordan Lukaku, and Irons fans have been quick to react to the news.
Italian media outlet Corriere dello Sera, via Lazio News, report that the east London clubs are in talks with the Serie A giants over a double swoop for Felipe Anderson and Lukaku, who would provide competition for the likes of Arthur Masuaku and Aaron Cresswell in the left-back/left wing-back role at the London Stadium.
However, their Premier League rivals Leicester City are also said to be keen on Romelu’s 23-year-old brother, and it will be interesting to see if he does end up in the English top flight, or not.
West Ham supporters, who are split on signing a 26-year-old World Cup ace following his latest display, have taken to social media to give their thoughts on the latest Lukaku development, and while one said “it would make sense to think Lukaku is on his way”, another said “Lukaku is just a poor Masuaku”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
We’ve been linked with Lazio’s Jordan Lukaku today and now Lazio has signed a Left-Back (Lukaku’s position)…
— West Ham News/Views (@WHUFC_News_6) June 22, 2018
Leicester will get im i belive
— dale the hammer smith.. (@TheHammerSmithy) June 22, 2018
Lukaku is just a poor Masuaku. Defensively he is so bad.
— Maarten De Meyer (@Maarten_DeMeyer) June 23, 2018
Interesting they’ve singed a new left back when we are in talks to sign Jordan Lukaku 👀👀 https://t.co/vbsIDpDUVw
— West Ham Law (@WHU_LAW) June 22, 2018
Masuaku as winger, Lukaku as LB, I love this game. https://t.co/jsewsbBiU5
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) June 22, 2018
Anderson and lukaku on there way to West Ham! mainly Anderson I would say
— Zak simo (@zak_sims) June 22, 2018
Lazio just bought Durmizi from Betis as LB. It would make sense to think that Lukaku is on his way.
— Luke Russell (@Luke_L_Russell) June 23, 2018