The Times reported on Sunday that West Ham United have made an £18million bid to Barcelona for midfielder Andre Gomes, who spent the 2018/19 season on loan at Premier League side Everton. The view from the Hammers supporters certainly appears to be rather positive, with the majority of them recognising this for what it is: a phenomenal signing that is probably unlikely to come off – at the moment, at least. £18million is unlikely to get you Gomes’ left boot, in all honesty, so the West Ham hierarchy are going to have to dig a little deeper if they want to sign the Portugal international. Everton will surely also be interested in signing him permanently, while there will likely be other big teams sniffing around the Barca star as well. It’s going to be difficult for Manuel Pellegrini’s side to win this race, unless they somehow manage to outbid everyone else. This would be a perfect signing for the Hammers, but sadly a rather unlikely one.
Forever West Ham has rounded up some of the best tweets below.
@Robbiejamesking I would love this however this time of year I’m not going to believe anything until they have signed lol
— Terence (@bear_terence) May 26, 2019
— ⚒ E20 HAMMER ⚒ (@Under5ives) May 26, 2019
Would be a decent signing but I'll believe it when I see it.
— Chris Burrell (@deanashtonsfoot) May 26, 2019
What a player. I said when we played Everton he’s the best midfielder I had seen live last season at the LS. What a signing that would be
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) May 26, 2019
Would be a fantastic signing, but 18m won't be nearly enough to get him. He is a 25-30m player.
— Woolie75 (@Woolner75) May 26, 2019
If we get him that is an unreal signing
— Harry (@HxrryTTV) May 26, 2019
While an ideal signing, can’t see it. Hugely linked to Spurs plus his price is at least £30m.
— Geo Mackie (@redhammer8) May 26, 2019
Hope this is true. He had a good season with them
— Liam South ⚒ (@liamsouth007) May 26, 2019