West Ham are reportedly interested in creative midfielder Emiliano Buendia, who currently plays for Norwich, and a lot of Hammers fans are reacting to the rumours from Football.London.
It seems like many would be happy with the signing, and they are highlighting that he is a good replacement for out of form playmaker Manuel Lanzini.
Statistics from WhoScored, comparing Buendia this season to Lanzini in his last good campaign back in 2017/18 seem to emphasise why fans are excited by the transfer link. Indeed, the Canaries midfielder has managed more key passes, dribbles and is fouled more per game than his compatriot.
The Irons midfielder has struggled to recreate this since his Cruciate Ligament Rupture injury ruled him out for 256 days, per Transfermarkt, with the aforementioned campaign largely proving to be his best.
With that in mind, a swoop on Norwich could be a clever signing for the Hammers, with Norwich currently bottom of the league and the player is only 23 years old, per Transfermarkt, so has many years to grow even more as a player.
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Here’s what fans are saying about the transfer rumour:
— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) March 23, 2020
That’s exactly what we should be doing
— Matt (@MattCrowe__) March 23, 2020
What a signing that would be if we stay up, give them Lanzini for him.
— James Gunn (@jamesgunn_) March 23, 2020
Would be a quality replacement for Lanzini
— will earle (@willearle_) March 23, 2020
He’s been a top 15 player in the league really quietly this year. Would be a top top singing
— Tristan Lewis (@TristanJL4) March 23, 2020
Selling Lanzini and replacing him with Buendia would be very good business, lots of clubs interested though so I don’t see it happening.
— Joe (@BrysonJoe6) March 23, 2020
Brilliant signing if you can get him
— Corey (@CoreyKemp_) March 23, 2020
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