It feels as if West Ham are being linked with every Tom, Dick, and Harry at the moment. After swooping for Spanish midfielder Pablo Fornals last week, the Hammers are now being touted for a move for a robust centre forward. Maxi Gomez and Salomon Rondon have been named, as reported by the Evening Standard and Football.London respectively, but the latest target man to be mooted for a potential move is Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente. According to reliable Hammers source ExWHUemployee, the Spaniard is being monitored by the Irons with view to a possible switch this summer, and it’s fair to say that fans aren’t too happy. In defence of the 34-year-old, he is a very useful player in a very specific role. As far as hold-up men go, there are few who can hassle and harry defenders as effectively as him. On average, the forward won 3.1 aerial duels per game for Spurs last season, according to Whoscored. But the fact of the matter is that he is not the sort of player West Ham should be looking at. The club looks as if it is making real strides under Manuel Pellegrini, but that progress is going to be slowed notably if they start buying players approaching the end of their careers seeking one last pay day. All in all, Llorente should be avoided.
As covered on the podcast previously Fernando Llorente’s situation is being monitored. As a possible forward option.
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) June 18, 2019
Forever West Ham have gathered some of the best tweets below:
God no. Would rather have kept Carroll
— Blake (@heavy_sunshine) June 18, 2019
— Brad Palmer (@Mr_BA6) June 18, 2019
How does this fit in with signing younger hungry talent. I get there isn't much budget but this signing is quite simply a poor signing if it happens. The focus has to be on quality younger hungry players not old players here for a final pay day which hasn't worked.
— William Field (@wilfield71) June 18, 2019
Not for me
— Carl 1895 #teamisla (@CaW1895) June 18, 2019
He's a Spanish Andy Carroll, what's the point of that?
— ⚒Shane WHU Slaven⚒ (@shaney9ss) June 18, 2019
— Tony Read (@tonyread13) June 18, 2019