According to the reliable Twitter account @ExWHUemployee on the weekly West Ham Way podcast, West Ham United are currently “not close” to making any new signings, which will come as a frustration to Irons fans.
The Hammers have already agreed a deal to bring Pablo Zabaleta to the London Stadium and have been linked with moves for a number of strikers and attackers – including Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho and Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud – but the latest update reveals that no new incomings are imminent.
Slaven Bilic is keen to strengthen his squad this summer following a disappointing campaign last time out in which his side struggled to adapt to life in their new home.
West Ham supporters were quick to have their say on the transfer update via social media, with many far from shocked and others feeling a sense of déjà vu as they watch Premier League rivals such as Everton bring in new players.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
That's because we have monkeys pretending to be chairman's! 🐵&🦍
— 🛠Chris chapman🛠 (@chrissam321) June 22, 2017
Because we cant do any deals
— ddas (@TheHammerSmithy) June 22, 2017
Nothing new there- same old news #COYI
— Freddy Kirszner (@FreddyKirszner) June 22, 2017
Move to the stadium they said, compete with the big boys they said…..
— theboleyn (@theboleyn) June 23, 2017
& water is wet 😂…COYI
— el soulja (@elsoulja_) June 22, 2017
— Mick Woods (@golfermick) June 23, 2017
cant say im surprised…..
— JT (@JCT82) June 23, 2017
@davidgold all the proper clubs do early business. Our club will move backwards this season – proper frustrating!
— Joe Wright (@Wrightj1980) June 23, 2017