Our resident West Ham United fans here inside the Football Transfer Tavern are looking closely at the news filtering in from Metro which cites the Daily Telegraph – with the publication claiming that West Ham have opened talks with Liverpool as they attempt to lure the Belgian striker Christian Benteke to the London outfit.
The news has hardly come as a surprise to the Reds fans here in the Tavern, with the majority of them feeling he simply doesn’t fit in at Anfield – whilst a handful of Liverpool punters feel it would be sad to see him leave Merseyside.
Slaven Bilic and his West Ham United side have had a sensational 2015/16 campaign, and are battling for a place in the top four of the Premier League, a feat the majority of Hammers here in the Tavern felt was a distant dream at the start of the season!
It seems that Bilic has earmarked Benteke as the man to lead the line during the club’s first season in the Olympic Stadium, and have subsequently initiated talks with the talented frontman.
Our landlord says this would be a fantastic bit of business for Bilic’s side, and says him and Dimitri Payet could form a lethal tag-team in the Premier League next season.
Liverpool fans….. What do you make of this news? Is it time Benteke left? Let us know your thoughts below!