West Ham United fans try to guess identity of ‘exciting’ transfer target

At this stage of the summer transfer window, football fans up and down the country are desperate for some juicy gossip regarding their club’s transfer activity.

West Ham United are at the centre of an interesting rumour, which has come from reliable source known as ExWHUemployee.

The individual posted on their Twitter account on Thursday that there is an “exciting” former Hammer who could potentially rejoin the club.

Instantly, the post sparked a frenzy among the supporters, with plenty trying to guess the identity of the rumoured target.

Many believe that Dimitri Payet could be on the verge of a shock return, and it would certainly be a surprise given the manner of his departure.

The 31-year-old returned to his former club Marseille in January 2017 after falling out with then-manager Slaven Bilic.

The French playmaker downed tools and refused to play for the Hammers such was his desperation to leave the struggling outfit.

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Payet finally got his wish, but he left on a sour note as the majority of fans turned against him.

Now, though, it seems that some have forgiven the midfielder and are prepared to welcome him back.

The tweet from ExWHUemployee received plenty of attention, with the supporters posting their thoughts on who the mystery former player is.

Some suggested it could be Ravel Morrison, while others pondered the idea of Victor Moses potentially returning following his previous loan spell.

Of course, some could not help but throw in some hugely unlikely and amusing suggestions.