As the summer transfer window is around the corner, West Ham have been linked with numerous players leaving and joining the club, and the latest transfer news has excited a lot of the fan base.
According to a report from French publication Le 10 Sport, the Hammers will look to acquire midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on a season-long loan from London rivals Chelsea.
The Frenchman was seen as a great player for the future after being part of the AS Monaco side which included Kylian Mbappe that got to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League back in 2016/17.
Would Bakayoko be a good signing for West Ham?
This prompted Chelsea to sign him, but he failed to set England’s top flight alight during his 43 appearances for the Blues, per Transfermarkt, where he managed three goals and three assists.
However, after a poor loan move at Italian giants AC Milan, the 25 year-old has had a renaissance whilst on loan at his former club Monaco. In Ligue 1 this season, he has averaged 2.4 tackles a game and 1.5 interceptions highlighting how good he has been at breaking up opposition attacks whilst playing in a holding midfield role, per WhoScored.
This has clearly been noticed by the Hammers who want to give him another chance in the Premier League, and it is easy to see why many are excited by the news given his form in Ligue 1.
Here is what fans have been saying following the news:
West Ham want to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko on a season-long loan from Chelsea this summer.
— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) May 27, 2020
Would be fantastic business for us, give us the kind of strength in depth, physicality & ability on the ball we’ve lacked for years with Rice & Soucek as options as well!
— Steven McCarthy (@StevenMcCarthy9) May 27, 2020
Think this would be a good signing. Should definitely add a clause that gives us an option to buy.
— Orlando Hammers (@ORLHammers) May 27, 2020
Would be a very astute signing, on a loan means 0 risk. Undoubtably has quality shown at Monaco. Gives us the legs in midfield we’ve lacked since Kouyate went and would work perfectly with a Tomás Soucek next to him
— H (@WhuHazz) May 27, 2020
Would be a nice signing and would give the option to drop Rice to CB which could ultimately be his best position
— Chris Helwig (@chelwig54) May 27, 2020
buzzing. would love him at West Ham
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) May 28, 2020
That would be a great signing!
— Dylan⚒❤️ (@Dylanelliotttt) May 27, 2020
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