After promising young striker Mipo Odubeko posted a cryptic tease on Twitter over his comeback from injury, many West Ham fans flocked to his post in excitement over the ‘real deal‘ who could potentially fill the void left by absentee and crucial first team attacker Michail Antonio.
Antonio, recently ruled out through injury, will be unavailable for the Hammers’ home game against Fulham on Saturday – leaving manager David Moyes without his usual go-to forward option.
Should Mipo Odubeko replace Antonio up front?
100%, start him Moyes
Odubeko, who signed for the academy from Man United a year ago, was tipped for an imminent first team call before his own fitness setback – but the player’s comeback tweet has motivated some supporters to get excited over a potential fresh option.
The 18-year-old was thought to be on the verge of a senior promotion for West Ham’s Carabao Cup games before injury struck, but with his return edging closer, many fans have been getting excited.
Find all of their best verdicts from Twitter down below.
Hammers swoon over Odubeko
We’ve already got him mate ⚒
— #GSBOUT Tom McGinty⚒ (@TTI_WHU) November 2, 2020
This boy is going to be the real deal
— chico ⚒ Jacko #GSBOUT (@75_chicoIron) November 2, 2020
— Gabes🔨🔨#GSBOUT (@gabeswhu) November 2, 2020
He is the kind of striker who fits the way Moyes plays. Can’t wait to see him smash his way to the first team 💪
— Dom 🎷💧🎿 #GSBOUT (@domchandler8) November 2, 2020
He is the perfect backup to Antonio.. same with Xande Silva, athletic, strong, can run the channels.. big things to come
— ⚒Kyron Harrison⚒ #GSBOUT (@ItsLMNTRX) November 2, 2020
This young man is who we need up front.
— keith ahearn (@keithahearn4) November 3, 2020
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