Loads of West Ham fans have been reacting to the latest transfer rumour, as Sky Sports claim the Hammers have made a move for Jamaal Lascelles.
According to Sky Sports, West Ham are chasing Lascelles, but Newcastle have rejected a £20m bid.
The report claims a Newcastle source has said the player is not for sale, but any player is for sale at the right price, especially to Mike Ashley.
The bid was £20m rising to £25m, which in today’s transfer market does seem a bizarrely low fee for a player who was so dominant last season.
The 24 year-old centre back is Newcastle’s knight in shining armour, and it’s no surprise the Magpies are so desperate to keep him.
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Averaging an incredible seven clearances per game, Lascelles is a fantastic leader, and the Hammers pursuit of the fiery Fabian Balbuena seems to suggest Manuel Pellegrini wants commanding figures throughout his team.
The Hammers have already signed Issa Diop, so if Lascelles and Balbuena both join it could completely transform Pellegrini’s centre back options.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, where some fans are suggesting alternatives, others are guessing price tags, and a few are just laughing at Newcastle…
I’d love the lad but probs be a £35 mill job at least
— Michael Deas (@mike_deas) July 10, 2018
Rather Mawson but Balbeuna is 3-4m so in Pellegrini we trust. #COYI
— ⚒ Marky Perkins ⚒ (@Supagrova1973) July 10, 2018
Newcastle fans flipping out ? probably not even true
— GameRiot (@GameRiotArmy) July 10, 2018
— West Ham News/Views (@WHUFC_News_6) July 10, 2018
Everyone in football is for sale if the price is right.
— Patrick O’Flynn (@oflynnmep) July 10, 2018