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‘Decent player’, ‘Would like us to sign him’ – West Ham fans react with PL captain linked to club

The West Ham fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to a story in The Sun that has linked the Hammers with a summer swoop for Newcastle United captain, Jamaal Lascelles. The 24-year-old has been in brilliant form this season as he looks set to captain the St James Park faithful to safety in their full season back in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, things aren’t looking so cheery for the West Ham fans propping our bar up. The London Stadium faithful sit just two points above the relegation zone and could’ve done with Lascelles defensive prowess this season as they’ve shipped eleven goals in their last three games. The club’s shambolic defensive figures don’t look promising as they’ve conceded the second most goals of any Premier League club behind Stoke City with 57.

If the Irons do manage to turn their form around and avoid the drop, the addition of Lascelles would be a brilliant one. The centre-half has been unlucky to not be selected for Gareth Southgate’s current England squad, although if the ex-Nottingham Forest defender continues in his current vein of form then it will be no shock to see him on the plane to Russia in summer as he continues to help drag Newcastle away from the drop zone.

You can read our local Irons’ verdict on Lascelles here:

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