West Ham boss David Moyes is in advanced talks to sign Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite, according to a report from Mundo Deportivo (August 4th, page 32). And some Hammers fans have reacted to those claims on Twitter.
Moyes clearly needs to sign a new striker this summer.
Sebastien Haller has struggled since joining West Ham for £45 million last summer. Meanwhile, Albian Ajeti looks set to leave the London Stadium.
And the latest name to be linked with a move to West Ham is Barcelona’s Martin Braithwaite (Mundo Deportivo, August 4th, page 32).
It is highly doubtful that the Denmark international is good enough for the Hammers, however.
The 29-year-old has scored just one goal in 11 games for Barcelona since moving to the Camp Nou from Leganes in January (Transfermarkt).
Braithwaite has never really excelled throughout his career, with just 93 goals in 398 games for club and country (Transfermarkt).
Surely West Ham can do better than the Barca hitman.
Some Hammers fans have taken to Twitter, and pleaded with David Moyes not to bring the Dane to the London Stadium this summer…
Awful player. No thanks. https://t.co/By79SnF4TP
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) August 4, 2020
Shocking scoring record. 29 years old. I could score more than 1 goal in a Barcelona team. But typical GSB signing. Cheap and from a Massive club. Probably got the same agent as Sully’s cleaner. pic.twitter.com/iGncWCAU2n
— WestHamStats (@WestHamStatto) August 4, 2020
This would be awful. Whilst a solid enough player on his day the fact is he’s 29 and this would go directly against what Moyes has been saying in regards to rejuvenating the squad. There’d be little or no re-sale value.
Hopefully this is absolute rubbish/clickbait reporting.
— Alex Hartley (@AlexHartley9) August 4, 2020
No… rather play Reid upfront thanks or resign zaza 😆
— kev (@kevalaaarrr) August 4, 2020
please don’t be true. this would be a shocking signing
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) August 5, 2020
If this happens taking into account he only scored 1 goal playing with the likes of Messi and we sign him for 18m and let Eze join Palace for the same amount I will actually burn down the London Stadium
— Basmati Billy Bonds (@BasmatiBonds) August 4, 2020
Typical G&S signing, just so they can run around telling everyone they have signed someone from Barcelona
— james limmer (@james_limmer) August 4, 2020
Aged 29, useless at Middlesbrough, a cheap loan, forget Eze that’s the usual type of West Ham signing under GSB. There must be some truth in it.
— MartinW (@MoonspangleW) August 4, 2020
Classic west ham
— Luke (@Luke55350425) August 4, 2020
Why?? He’s not any better than what we’ve got!! Waste kf money
— Tobias Cook (@tobiascook22) August 5, 2020