West Ham United have been linked with striker Gonzalo Higuain, and a lot of the fan base are not best pleased with the latest reports as the club prepare for the 2020/21 season.
According to La Repubblica and tweeted out by West Ham Football, the Irons would like to sign the Argentinian this summer but are yet to make an offer. They might face some competition however as fellow Premier League side Aston Villa are also reportedly interested.
There is no doubting the world class quality that Higuain had in the past as he has managed to score 306 goals, whilst also picking up 101 assists in 632 appearances for various clubs including Napoli, Chelsea, Real Madrid and his current club Juventus, per Transfermarkt.
However his loan spell at Chelsea two seasons ago highlighted that he is not as good as he once used to be as he only managed five goals.
The 32 year-old clearly knows where the back of the net is, but whether he can still perform consistently is another question and with him reportedly on a wage of around £240,000-a-week, this would be a very risky signing for the club, and it is understandable to see some fans frustrated with the news.
Here is what some fans said following the tweet:
— West Ham Football (@westhamfootball) August 26, 2020
34 next year and weighing in at about 17 stone. Sounds like the perfect Sullivan signing. 5 year deal at £150k pw.
Can see him leading the line on his own with no midfielder within 50 yards of him.
— Kris Johnson (@kjohno10) August 26, 2020
Washed up, over the hill, slow, large wages, get him in ⚒⚒
— 父 WestHamGeezer 父 (@geezerWESTHAM75) August 26, 2020
I would wager this has been put out so that we all accept Xande Silva as 3rd choice striker next season. When given the choice of him or an ageing, overweight Higuain, I think most would choose Silva.
— OldCastleSwift (@OldCastleSwift) August 26, 2020
Here we go again
— Said (@MuvSaid) August 26, 2020
What a load of rubbish.
— Geoff Ross (@GeoffRoss) August 26, 2020
— Dan ⚒ (@danbeatles78) August 26, 2020
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