According to Gambling Times football insider Graeme Bailey, West Ham United are one of three Premier League clubs interested in signing out-of-favour Arsenal winger Theo Walcott during the January transfer window, and Irons fans are divided on a potential deal.
The Gambling Times says that the Gunners will consider selling the 28-year-old in the New Year unless he can prove that he has a long-term future with the north London outfit during the course of the next three months, with the Hammers, Southampton and Everton all registered with an interest in the attacker.
With the 2018 World Cup just eight months away Walcott will know that he needs to be playing regularly if he is to have any chance of being named in the England squad for the tournament, but he has featured for just 46 minutes in the top flight this term.
West Ham supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour via social media, and they were divided with their opinions.
While some would “love him at the club” and would ‘have him over Ayew’, others feel that he would be a “big waste of money”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Sorry, not a fan, don't want him. Want a new manager.
— ZP Hammer (@zphammer) October 3, 2017
Him over Ayew tbh
— Charlie Lefty Monty (@LeftyMonty) October 3, 2017
agreed would love him at the club, pacey and an eye for goal if played right
— Liam Johnstone (@donkeyshlong90) October 3, 2017
He's so underrated, was Arsenal's main goal scorer last season and yet they still drop him.
— Δrthur👑 (@MagicalMasuaku) October 4, 2017
Be crazy not to go for him, just look at his goals scored. More than any of our strikers achieve in a season
— CWT WHUFC 85 (@WHUFCRAIG008) October 4, 2017
Hope not clueless footballer but is a good athlete, rather go after Wiltshire far better player, understand the injury side COYI
— ken oldfield (@KJO59) October 4, 2017
would 100% take him
— dylan G-T (@thebigmanyt123) October 3, 2017
Managers aren't completely thick (well most!) = He'd be a >big< waste of money 😠
— PADDY J D (@paddyjdodd) October 3, 2017