West Ham fans are trying not to get too carried away in the Football Transfer Tavern today, as they are set to go head to head with Manchester United in this summer’s transfer window.
According to the Brentwood Gazette, the Hammers have joined the Red Devils in the race to sign Southampton’s highly-rated forward Sadio Mane.
It is being reported that the London-based club are willing to match United’s offer for the Senegalese forward.
The impressive forward notched a hat-trick against Manchester City on the weekend, in an excellent 4-2 win for Ronald Koeman’s side – and it seems he will be a man in demand in the summer transfer window.
Southampton seem reluctant to let their stars leave St Mary’s following previous transfer windows, where they have allowed the likes of Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw and Morgan Schneiderlin to leave the club.
But the striker may get frustrated with the lack of ambition the club have shown and could ask to leave the club, like Victor Wanyama has done in the past.
West Ham fans. Are you confident you can compete with the likes of Manchester United for players of this calibre in the transfer window? Let us know your thoughts below!