A number of West Ham fans have reacted unenthusiastically to reports that the club could be seeking a loan move for Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard.
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) September 24, 2020
The 28-year-old has played only 45 minutes as a substitute so far this season and has been pilloried by numerous Saints fans over some unconvincing performances. Indeed, he was withdrawn at half-time in the notorious 0-9 defeat to Leicester last season, when Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team trailed 0-5 at the interval (as per BBC).
Nonetheless, transfer activity has been conspicuous by its absence at London Stadium in this window, with the permanent addition of Tomas Soucek the only signing so far. West Ham’s pursuit of James Tarkowski as a defensive reinforcement ended in recent days after Burnley refused three bids for the England international.
Would you like to have Jannik Vestergaard at West Ham?
These Irons fans on Twitter do not think that Vestergaard is the answer at centre-back, with one supporter claiming that they would prefer to see youngster Aji Alese given a chance:
Aren't we supposed to be improving our defence? I'd rather play Alese than loan that big lump https://t.co/T1w9mdPOPr
— Shane Bailey (@ShaneBailey92) September 24, 2020
— Lawrence Belcher (@Lawrenceee_B) September 24, 2020
— forbes #GSBOUT (@ovo_forbes) September 24, 2020
He’s terrible, but at this point I would take him
— #GSBOUT AsTrO (@Chess_AsTrO_20) September 24, 2020
From biding 30m for a defender to getting 1 on loan who cant get a game in the premiership the west ham way
— westham3000 (@westham82) September 24, 2020
Spoke to my mates who are Saints fans and they confirmed he is useless! Hopefully this one is passed
— 父 Dylan 父 (@Dylbec) September 24, 2020
Don’t you dare @WestHam
— Sam Church (@Sammy_dodgerx) September 24, 2020
— S⚒ #GSBOUT (@sjones131313) September 24, 2020
West Ham fans, would you take Vestergaard as a loan signing? Comment below with your views!
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