West Ham United fans have turned their attentions to who they want their club to sign this summer as they are reportedly on the verge of confirming Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager, with Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw, who earns £130,000-a-week according to The Sun, on their wish-list.
The east London outfit announced last week that David Moyes’ contract wouldn’t be extended and that they were looking to go in a new direction, and they now look set to appoint a 64-year-old Premier League title winner.
One position the former Manchester City boss may target should he arrive at the London Stadium is at left-back/left wing-back, where the likes of Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku weren’t good enough from a defensive point of view this season as the Irons conceded 68 goals in their 38 top flight fixtures.
West Ham supporters, who believe on Twitter that a £12m-rated Premier League winger would also shine under Pellegrini, have been quick to have their say on potential addition of Shaw, who was publicly fallen out with Jose Mourinho on more than one occasion and failed to make the squad for their FA Cup final defeat on Saturday this summer.
While one said “Shaw definitely be ideal for us Hammers”, another said “Shaw would be a good call”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Saying that Icardi would be the man to get. Slap buffon fredricks yaya Shaw Wilshire on frees. Lol
— J (@BurchettJason) May 18, 2018
— Liam Voller (@LiamVoller) May 18, 2018
Butland – £25m
Clyne – £12m
Shaw – Free
Wilshere – Free
Dendoncker – £15m + Kouyate
Shaqiri – £13m
Maddison – £15m
Balotelli – Free (only if Hernandez leaves)
— Josh (@josh_whu) May 19, 2018
These players would be perfect for west ham if pellegrini comes in and is given the money to spend.
— ⚒️James Martini⚒️ (@martini_james) May 18, 2018
Bobby reid, junior hoilet, ryan Fredericks, abel hernandez, emre can, jack wilshere, luke shaw, marouane fellaini, joel robles – all free and very good
— kunle Shamell (@KunleFade) May 18, 2018
A whole new defence. Fredericks, Hradecky, Mawson, Dendoncker, maybe try for Luke Shaw? The current one isn't up to snuff especially with the depth.
— Arthur (@Nxblesque) May 18, 2018
😀😀😀 Masuaku is terrible as a defender like shaw would be a good call
— scott barwick (@puffa_the_gen) May 18, 2018
Shaw definitely be ideal for us Hammers
— Peter Crowe (@petercrowe511) May 18, 2018