According to reports on Foot Mercato, West Ham United are said to be interested in signing Leicester City centre-back Yohan Benalouane this summer.
The French-born Tunisian defender has been a bit-part player for the Foxes after moving to the King Power Stadium from Atalanta in 2015, and he failed to win a Premier League winners’ medal last season after making just four top flight appearances for the club.
His lack of playing time continued in the current campaign but with Wes Morgan missing out through injury in recent weeks, the 30-year-old has taken his opportunity by appearing in Leicester’s previous seven Premier League games, as well as both of the legs of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Atletico Madrid.
Those showings must have impressed Irons boss Slaven Bilic and West Ham fans were quick to have their say on the latest rumour via social media, with many not understanding why the club needs another centre-back.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Paulo (@PauloDisco) May 1, 2017
— Allen Cummings (@AllenCummings6) May 1, 2017
— Peter Crowe (@petercrowe511) May 1, 2017
— Brandon ⚽️ (@EmersonWHUFC) May 1, 2017
— Matt (@Mateehhh) May 1, 2017
@IronworkTours Is he prepared to come on loan then lol
— Terry May (@terrywhu2) May 1, 2017
— Pete Von Hammer (@pete_von) May 2, 2017