Our landlord’s having to separate West Ham fans in the Transfer Tavern, who are divided over rumours of a summer swoop for Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney.
The veteran forward is his club’s and England’s all-time record goalscorer but he’s steadily declined over the last few seasons and has mustered up just ten Premier League goals since the start of the 2015/16 campaign – including just two this term.
No longer even guaranteed a spot on the bench, the 31-year-old seems likely to leave Old Trafford this summer and reports from The Express suggest former club Everton and West Ham are both keen to sign him.
However, the British newspaper’s exclusive puts the Hammers as the front-runners to snap up the Three Lions captain, because they’re prepared to pay the £150k per-week he’s allegedly demanding from his ex-employers.
Finding goals has been a real problem for West Ham this season; their two top scorers in the Premier League are midfielders Michail Antonio and Manuel Lanzini, whereas star striker Andy Carroll has managed only twelve top flight starts in an injury-stricken campaign.
However, not every Hammers patron in the Tavern is exactly delighted by the news, unconvinced offering big wages to an ageing star will address the problems that have left their side struggling to break into the top half.
Others, however, are understandably excited by the idea of West Ham’s starting line-up boasting the England captain.
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