West Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang is a £15m transfer target for Fiorentina, Villarreal and Besiktas this summer, as covered by The Sun at the weekend.
Obiang joined the Hammers from Sampdoria back in 2015, and he is fast closing on 100 appearances for the Premier League club in all competitions.
The 26-year-old missed a lot of football last season due to a knee problem, but was involved in West Ham’s 3-1 win over Everton on the final weekend of the campaign.
Obiang has a contract at the London Stadium until the summer of 2022, but it is understood that Fiorentina, Villarreal and Besiktas all want to sign him ahead of the 2018-19 season.
It remains to be seen whether new West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini views Obiang as part of his plans moving forward.
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However, the club’s supporters have been reacting to the speculation on social media.
There are those who feel that Obiang would not be a huge miss, but there are also plenty who would be disappointed to see the Spain-born midfielder leave the club this summer.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
15M? Obiang is nothing special. I’d sell him & sign a top quality CDM https://t.co/9YvDpeTnDb
— MR ⚒ (@WestHamUtdSZN) June 16, 2018
Keep Obiang and Jog Kouyate on, he’s done.
— Just Some Geezer (@Juicedmoose) June 16, 2018
Keep him. He is so underrated. He will double his value next season if he gets a run in the team. Great player. I would suggest keeping him
— Tails (@GraemeTaylor5) June 16, 2018
15 large??!! Rip their arm off at the shoulder.
— James Robinson (@jim_robbo) June 16, 2018
I feel hes one of our best players. Fall apart without him. Unless we get a class cdm in. Keep
— James Brenchley (@Brenchley_WHU) June 17, 2018
Not for less than £25m imho. Deondoncker worth £20m…. Obiang is better.
— BJYeo ⚒️ WHU ⚒️ (@dmyeo66) June 16, 2018
I’d much rather sell kouyate
— lukey (@westhammers78) June 16, 2018
Would cost more than that too part with @Obiang14 he’s a hammer and hes staying ⚒️
— Matthew Lynch (@MrMML1) June 16, 2018