A lot of West Ham fans are reacting to rumours that the club’s transfer policy will change, with the Irons looking to focus on signing younger players in the future.
That is according to club insider @EXWHUemployee, speaking on the West Ham Way podcast (Wednesday, March 11th). There have been multiple big-money signings who fans feel have not been worth the price tag, most recently Felipe Anderson who signed for £34.20 million from Lazio (Transfermarkt) and £36.00 million signing Sebastien Haller (Transfermarkt).
Combined, the two have only contributed to 30 goals in 93 appearances during their careers in East London, which will always be under scrutiny when they have arrived for such big fees. Haller is 25 and Anderson 26 but it feels like this new policy means that the club will not be spending big but instead look for younger players who possibly have great potential but a much smaller price tag. (Transfermarkt)
They have also looked at players on a free transfer in the past, like Pablo Zabaleta, who signed for the club when he was 33-years-old, therefore not providing much in the way of long-term cover (Transfermarkt)
Here is what fans thought about the new rumours:
ExWHUemployee has suggested that West Ham will 100 per cent adopt a change in transfer policy and will move towards signing younger players in the future. pic.twitter.com/hFF9uAnq60
— West Ham News (@whufc_news) March 12, 2020
We hear that before
— ⚒ Leon ⚒ (@djleon1983) March 12, 2020
we heard that last season
— boleyn badges (@boleynbadges) March 12, 2020
Wasn’t this meant to be the case last year?
— Will Mason ⚒ (@WillMason94) March 12, 2020
Said that last summer 😴
— Patrick Kidney (@PatrickKidney2) March 12, 2020
Sounds familiar didn’t they say that some time ago, when Sully made out he wouldn’t take part in transfers and would leave that business to his transfer team & his scout?⚒⚒⚒
— Bob austin (@bobaustin65) March 12, 2020
Isn’t this what Sully said after the Burnley protest. Deja vu?
— Jon Bish (@Bishy613) March 12, 2020
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