Lots of West Ham fans on Twitter have been poking fun at the club’s activity, or rather lack of it, in the January transfer window and the results are hilarious.
The tomfoolery started when a fan account posted a made up rumour that a £25m Hammers bid had been accepted for a highly-rated Bundesliga midfielder by the name of Nowan Atal, accompanied by a picture of Nice’s Youcef Atal.
BREAKING: West Ham have had a £25m bid accepted for highly rated Bundesliga midfielder Nowan Atal. pic.twitter.com/3zmfDROlmV
— Wᴇsᴛ Hᴀᴍ Sᴏᴄɪᴀʟ (@WestHamSocial) January 20, 2020
Responses included one calling for Atal’s brother Anewan Atal to arrive at London Stadium, another stating that David Moyes should instead go for the Korean talent Farr Choo Yeoung and one more predicting that Tottenham would still get there first for the signature of the imaginary player.
prefer his brother Anewan Atal
— Rob (@Robfruin) January 20, 2020
— Neg (@NegDupree) January 20, 2020
Cheers sons crying
— Matt Holdgate (@MHoldgate93) January 20, 2020
I prefer the Korean youngster Farr Choo Yeoung
— Gonzo (@GONZObignose) January 20, 2020
I knew it wasn’t right as it didn’t say 18 month loan
— Matthew (@mattyattree) January 20, 2020
I genuinely got excited and googled Nowan Atal
— Ollie Corston (@OllieCorston) January 20, 2020
To be fair even though he’s not real, Tottenham will still probably end up out bidding us. It’s the West Ham way
— The Rise of ℍ (@TheNicSoapdish) January 20, 2020
I wonder when he goes on holiday if he is Atal protected, ( I’ll fetch me coat )
— Russ Avery (@rti2007) January 20, 2020
What’s the truth on his knee injury
— Anthony Andrews (@Anthony84938798) January 20, 2020
@WHUFCallum_ not funny atal is it
— Max (@max_wright__) January 20, 2020