Some supporters were disappointed by the news, venting their anger at the board and rightly so, but others seemed relieved by the failure, reasoning that we don’t need the player with the youth coming through the ranks and that we don’t need to go down the Italian panic buy route again as with Nocerino and Borriello in the past.
Here’s the pick of the Tweets as fans didn’t know what to think about the speculation…
West Ham clearly did not “seriously try” to sign Roberto Gagliardini – if a player was “seriously tried” to be signed then he would have been signed. Our Board have been at West Ham for a decade and have never seriously tried to sign a player in all of that time.
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) February 11, 2020
£5 quid and a fiesta never gonna bring class
— del hammer ⚒⚒⚒ (@capone_miss) February 11, 2020
But were only short of asking price by 99% and wanting that over 5 years. Every transfer headline had the same answer. Next 🤡🤡🐕
— Paul Rosser (@PaulRosser01) February 11, 2020
I seriously tried to win the lottery, only assisted if I’d actually bought a lottery ticket but I didn’t !!!
But hey…..”I tried” !!!!🙄🙄🙄🙄
— Andy Tacey (@thetaceyboy) February 11, 2020
— Italian Irons (@ItalianIrons) February 11, 2020
Went down the Italian panic buy route with Nocherino and Borriello, didn’t work out and were pretty lazy at times. So not that fussed
— ⚒ Andy B ⚒ (@northwesthammer) February 12, 2020
Don’t need him…we have youth
— Lawrence Osborne (@Lawrenc94959609) February 11, 2020
— WHUFAN⚒ (@WHUlogical) February 11, 2020