It seems like West Ham United are looking to make a late move for Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori following the latest reports, and a lot of the Hammers fan base have been responding on Twitter.
According to @ExWHUemployee, the English centre-back is the latest transfer target of the Irons after they failed to acquire James Tarkowski, Craig Dawson and Jonathan Tah. However it remains to be seen as to whether they can finalise a move, which would most likely be a loan, before the deadline this evening.
He would be a decent acquisition as he managed on average 1.9 tackles, 1.5 interceptions and 2.8 clearances in his 15 Premier League appearances under Frank Lampard last season, via WhoScored.
He is also only 22 years-old, and looks to be showing glimpses that he has the potential to become a consistently solid Premier League player. Some of the Irons fan base seem happy with the news, but plenty believe a loan deal would stunt the growth of their own academy players, and if he comes good then they will have to look for a replacement when he returns to Chelsea anyway.
Here is what fans said following the news…
Tomori looks to be our latest target after Rudigers move to spurs has fallen through.
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) October 5, 2020
Exactly. He’s decent but we shouldn’t be developing their players for them like a feeder club. Option to buy needs to be included or no dice.
— (@gizzi_m) October 5, 2020
It’s getting embarrassing now, Tomori is no better than we already have so what’s the point? Another shocking window by us, when we should’ve been making similar moves to Everton and Villa
— Matt Edge-Wilkins (@mattedgewilkins) October 5, 2020
I’d take Tomori on loan. That’s actually good, we can then use the rest on a cenrtal midfielder or behnrama
— Will Bellew ⚒️ #GSBOUT (@W_Bellew) October 5, 2020
Would rather see Moyes push a few youth players into the first team like Alese than get Tomori
— Gary Pipe (@gpipe89) October 5, 2020
This is actually jokes ngl
— Alfie ⚒ (@alfsterpmc) October 5, 2020
Would be happy with a loan to buy for him. Better than Craig Dawson anyway
— Daniel Cutter (@DanielCutter) October 5, 2020
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