West Ham United failed to complete any incoming business on transfer deadline day. It appears it wasn’t through a lack of trying. The Hammers attempted to bring in both Fikayo Tomori and Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea on loan throughout the day, but in the end they were unable to complete a move for either, whilst they were even interested in midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek. In the end, though, he moved to the Blues’ west London rivals Fulham instead.
The 24-year-old has struggled with injuries, suffering cruciate ligament damage last year, but he has 10 caps for his country and has 12 goals in 82 appearances for Frank Lampard’s side. Currently valued at £21.6m by Transfermarkt, this may be one that got away for the Irons.
Would you liked to have signed Ruben Loftus-Cheek?
The fans themselves certainly seem to think so. They took to Twitter to share their anger at the failure to bring in Loftus-Cheek, and you can see some of the best comments from the social media platform below.
Fulham have signed RLC on loan. West ham your a joke if you can compete with teams like that for good young talent ✊s
— Scott Laws (@coachlawsy) October 5, 2020
Loftus-Cheek to Fulham..I give up supporting West Ham. We have 21 players in our squad. We need numbers especially centre midfield..couple of injuries and we are doomed
— Sam Dennis (@SamiDennis) October 5, 2020
Its almost as if we are terribly run. No Direction. Shambles of a club at the top. #GSBOUT
— Jack⚒ #GSBOUT (@Jackbailey27) October 5, 2020
Look at the squad we are left with
Its beyond paper thin
GSB torn the heart out of our club and strange as it sounds after two fabulous results one or two injuries to key players and the landscape will change very quickly for the worse we have no cover #GSBOUT
— Richard64#GSBOUT (@RichardGSBOUT) October 5, 2020
Not too bothered that we have not paid over the odds for average players, but more worrying is the fact that players simply do not want to come to us! Loftus Cheek to Fulham! These owners are poison!
— Mark Davies (@rugbyhammer) October 6, 2020
Gutted Loftus-Cheek has gone to Fulham on loan, would’ve definitely taken him considering we need to strengthen that position pic.twitter.com/GzgA8pPCEd
— Shriv⚒️ (@ShrivWHU) October 5, 2020
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