Date: 23rd July 2019 at 10:00am
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OPINION

Gary Medel failed to light up the Premier League when at and was sold after one year in England saw him add a relegation to his resume. With West Ham close to selling Pedro this week [Gianluca Di Marzio], Turkish outlet Fanatik were quick to report that the Hammers had all but agreed a deal to sign the midfielder. Reliable club source. ExWHUemployee confirmed on his personal Twitter account that is keen on Medel, but the club are yet to make an offer to secure his services. Medel wouldn’t be the answer at the Stadium, with the 31-year-old having a bad attitude, something that sitting on the bench wouldn’t help next season. Pellegrini needs his holding midfielders, such as Mark Noble, to dictate possession at the heart of his team, and Medel doesn’t have what it takes to fulfill that role. The Chilean international averaged 52.4 passes per game last season, but only 0.3 of those were deemed as key passes [Source: WhoScored]. West Ham will surely be looking to keep the ball on the ground at most points next season to utilise new signing Pablo Fornals and the reintroduction of injured Jack Wilshere. Medel averaged three long balls per game last season and failed with 1.7 of those per outing. [WhoScored] Many West Ham fans took to to voice their disappointment at the link and Pellegrini’s attitude, with many slamming their club for even entertaining the idea of signing Medel, with one fan even calling him an ‘awful player.’

ForeverWestHam picked out some of the best responses below: