West Ham fans in the Transfer Tavern have made it clear they’re expecting top-class forwards to arrive this summer and they seem pleased to have missed out on one name.
The Hammers were amongst the clubs heavily linked with the services of Sunderland veteran Jermain Defoe, as the England international is set to leave the relegated Wearside outfit when his deal expires this summer.
34-year-old Defoe now seems set to join Eddie Howe at Bournemouth after West Ham boss Slaven Bilic didn’t sanction a deal, which wasn’t really surprising given reports indicate the veteran was seeking a contract worth £20m over three years.
Whilst missing out on targets is usually a cause for frustration, West Ham fans seem thankful that this deal did not go ahead and they’ve taken to social media to support the decision made by the club- whilst condemning Defoe’s excessive demands in the process.
Our landlord has agreed with all the comments he’s reading and he hasn’t managed to get his head around why Bournemouth would sanction such an expensive deal.
Defoe will earn £20m over 3 years and get a signing in fee with Bournemouth. Happy Bilic said no to that.
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) May 23, 2017
That really is total greed. Football is a horrible business now. Loyalty. Couldn't even spell the word.
— Rob Robinson (@billrobinsonwhu) May 23, 2017
Same here. There is a limit to how many players in their twilight years an ambitious club can have…..
— Charles Flores (@charlesfloresma) May 24, 2017
Well he'll keep them up so worth every penny to them
— Steve (@Steve_WHU_) May 24, 2017
I'll only be happy if we get Batshuayi AND Iheanacho
— CNR (@CNR_WHUFC) May 23, 2017
Good riddance to a greedy and selfish individual, he's done it again funny how teams with him in them gets relegated poor Bournemouth
— Lynda M Lynch (@Unhammer50) May 23, 2017