According to transfer journalist Pedro Almeida, writing on Twitter, West Ham United will make an initial offer of around €28m (£24.3m) for Blackburn Rovers striker Adam Armstrong, with both clubs in contact.
Armstrong, who has also been linked to West Ham through reliable club sources like ExWHUemployee, has been a revelation for Rovers in the Championship this season, scoring 25 goals and assisting five others over 39 appearances (Transfermarkt).
As a result, he has been the subject of intense speculation linking him to the Hammers, with Football League World recently claiming that West Ham are interested in a transfer for the right price.
Almeida has now claimed that the Hammers will make an offer of around £24.3m for the striker, prompting many Irons fans to take social media with a wide array of verdicts.
Here is a flavour of the online reaction from the east London club’s fan base:
West Ham fans flock to journalist’s transfer claim
“Wow. That’s a lot of money.”
“Are you alright? 28 million”
“Considering Lingard will be available for roughly the same is a ridiculous amount.”
“Get it done @WestHam”
“IF we’ve made that what a ridiculous decision & makes zero sense either from a business perspective
To offer/pay £25m for a player in their last year of their & unlikely to improve on that value is ludicrous”
In other news: Many West Ham fans also flocked to this official club announcement, find out more here.
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