After Manuel Pellegrini was appointed as West Ham United’s new manager in May, fans swiftly turned their attention to transfer activity.
The club had a brush with relegation last season, but were able to survive under short-term boss David Moyes.
A handful of players have been linked with moves to the London Stadium, and according to a club insider, three could come through the welcome gates next week.
ExWHUemployee is widely regarded as a reliable source, and on Saturday it was claimed that Jack Wilshere, Andriy Yarmolenko and Fabian Balbuena could all sign on the dotted line in the next few days.
Could be potentially three signings announced next week if it goes to plan: Wilshere, Yarmolenko and Balbuena! Oh and footballs coming home 👍⚒
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) July 7, 2018
Wilshere is expected to join on a free transfer after ending his 17-year spell at Arsenal following the expiration of his contract.
Yarmolenko is believed to be on the verge of signing from Borussia Dortmund after the winger struggled to impress in his first season at the Bundesliga outfit, where he scored six goals in 26 outings.
Balbuena is expected to round off next week’s transfer activity as he is reportedly poised to join from Corinthians.
After ExWHUemployee posted the tweet, fans gave their reactions, and there were split views.
Why Yarmolenko?! He can’t even get into the Dortmund side. Should go for Kagawa or Pulisic.
— SmokeyJones (@Gingerbr3d) July 7, 2018
Wilshere, who and who?!
— ⚽️⚒TOM’S WHUFC⚒⚽️ (@aldredtj) July 7, 2018
If Yarmonlenko is the Anderson replacement that will be very disheartening but of course will give him a chance
— Steve (@Steve_WHU_) July 7, 2018
Is this really the quality we’re going for (Wilshere aside) was expecting more but not surprised.
— whufcpaul1 (@whufcpaul1) July 7, 2018
Forget Anderson & Payet, we’re positively rebuilding and there are good times ahead,COYI⚒
— Vincent Bean (@VincentBHammer) July 7, 2018
Yarmolenko is quality
— ⚒⚒ Jonathan Evans ⚒⚒ (@HighwaymanX) July 7, 2018
Yarmolenko? That’s snuck through!! He is / was mustard!!!
— Ryan Macdonald (@RyanMac231017) July 7, 2018
Not moaning too much yet mate but these 3 signings aren’t exactly making me purr… Wilshere is, when fit, a decent player but the other two are cheap gambles.
I will hold back Full judgement at the end of the window. ?
— ⚒ DAVE G ⚒ #IRONS (@D_G_00DYWHUFC) July 7, 2018
This all sounds great very positive. But we still need of course a ‘marquee’ signing
— John Moore (@Johnjam10John) July 7, 2018
That’s great news thank you for the regular updates
— Shaun Dobbs ⚒ (@ShaunDobbs1) July 7, 2018
Yarmelenko has the ability to be the best signing ever. I was relieved he went to Dortmund and not Everton from Dynamo. Great crosser, goal scorer and experienced leader. Quality mate.
— Aki (@Parishenko) July 7, 2018