Date: 21st July 2019 at 9:29am
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Sky Sports reported on Saturday that had been offered the chance to sign New York , and it seems many fans wanted their club to seize the opportunity to get the 26-year-old. One Hammers fan described Long as being an “absolute baller” while another said “yes please.” Several West Ham fans debated whether Long would be a good or a great signing, which was a positive sign,  while others just seemed to get on board with the idea as he could be a replacement for Angelo . It’s no surprise that many Hammers fans were keen on Long as their club’s defence needs strengthening after conceding 55 goals in their /19 league campaign. Long could be the man to do that as he did win MLS defender of the Year in 2018   and on average has won 5.9 aerial duels per game across his 11 league outings this year (Source: WhoScored). This shows that Long is a powerful threat in the air, and could easily help the Hammers be a more solid unit at the back as a result.

Forever West Ham have rounded up some of the best tweets below: