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.
The “exciting” ex player I spoke of being offered back to us on the radio show, may be back on. It’s unlikely, very unlikely but not dead ⚒
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) July 5, 2018
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.
How far will England get in Russia? Tell us now and win any World Cup shirt of your choice.
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.
Ravel Morrison for sure
— Slavomír S (@slavsl) July 5, 2018
Welcome back Nordveit
— WHUFC (@IRONSSSS) July 5, 2018
The Pog is coming back. pic.twitter.com/6KmcMlIQa7
— VINNYWHUFC (@vinnywhufc) July 5, 2018
Come home Dimi all is forgiven ⚒️ @dimpayet17
— Jamie Moore⚒ (@JamieMoore76) July 5, 2018
It’s about time we were linked with Tevez again…
— Owen Radley (@owenradley) July 5, 2018
Is it samassi abou? ⚒?
— Mr.Reilly (@Scottreilly1989) July 5, 2018
— Roger-J ⚒ (@Roger_J_coyi) July 5, 2018
Shit I best dig my Robbie Kovac top out! ??
— Ryan Baggers (@Baggers6) July 5, 2018
please say it’s ravel Morrison, kid was a baller
— jacob (@jacob_wilsxn) July 5, 2018
Is it feghouli
— ⚒Daniel Watson⚒ (@DPW02) July 5, 2018
This is torture , no one could get everyone off thier seats like dimi. Please be him. He got unfinished business with us.
— ⚒Paul T⚒ (@lincoln_hammer) July 5, 2018