For the West Ham fans in the Transfer Tavern, the second-half of the season is going to be just as important as the second-half of their last campaign. In both of the last two seasons, the Hammers have struggled throughout much of the first portion of the campaign – with a much-needed fightback necessary thereafter.
That’s going to be needed again this term, with just 3 points seperating the Hammers with the relegation places.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) February 5, 2018
A regular in the Hammers’ first team this season, the influence that Obiang has had on David Moyes’ team has been immense. A midfielder controller, he has often been the glue holding the team together.
However, now Moyes is going to have to look elsewhere, it seems, and it’s fair to say that he’ll likely be very disappointed with the news.
Unsurprisingly, West Ham fans have taken to Twitter to discuss this report, and it hasn’t gone down well. Indeed, most fans seem to be saying the same thing: why didn’t they bring in more midfield quality during the January transfer window? After all, Obiang suffered the injury in an FA Cup tie taking place in January.
They’ll certainly be hoping for answers over the coming days and weeks, but for now, take a look at what else they’ve been saying below…
Thank goodness we signed a midfielder in January
— Wᴇsᴛ Hᴀᴍ Sᴏᴄɪᴀʟ (@WestHamSocial) February 5, 2018
very glad we signed a midfielder in January to cover for this
— h (@harrythills) February 5, 2018
when will the injuries ever give us a break
— Helen Ludlow (@Ludders59) February 5, 2018
@davidgold just wondering what your views are on this? And wondering if you ca explain why we didn’t sign a central midfielder to replace him
— mark speller (@supersonic_mark) February 5, 2018
— Marky Perkins (@Supagrova1973) February 5, 2018
That is a big blow to us!!
— Oldhammer (@RogerCaxton) February 5, 2018
Should have signed Amadou..
— Maxim Pope (@RealMaxim743) February 5, 2018
West Ham fans – thoughts?
Let us know below!