According to a report from the Telegraph, West Ham could renew their interest in Chelsea hitman Michy Batshuayi this summer, and some Hammers fans reacted angrily on Twitter to the links.
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David Moyes will surely be looking to bring in another striker this summer.
Albian Ajeti has failed to impress since making his £8.5 million move from FC Basel last summer.
And Sebastien Haller clearly needs more support through the middle.
The Telegraph claims that Chelsea hitman Batshuayi could be a target for the West Ham boss.
It would be a strange move, however. The 29-capped Belgium international has struggled in England since making his £33 million move from Marseille in the summer of 2016 (Guardian).
Batshuayi has racked up just 25 goals and six assists in 77 games for the Blues (Transfermarkt).
At the same time, however, it could actually be argued that the 26-year-old hasn’t been given enough chances to prove his worth.
The Belgian is behind Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud in the centre-forward pecking order at Chelsea.
And there might just be a good reason for that.
Frank Lampard is allegedly ready to let Batshuayi leave this summer.
Some West Ham fans took to Twitter to vent their anger at links with the Blues striker…
Wouldn’t be a good signing for us. Would be expensive and I’m not sure he’s even that good
— Tony Finnegan (@TonyJ_Finnegan) May 1, 2020
After he’s pied is off! Rather have carrol back.
— Ben Sheehan (@bensheehan) May 1, 2020
pls no, he’s awful
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) May 2, 2020
He reminds me of I can not think of his name he plays for palace & he is a hit & miss striker ??
— Peter Deasy (@PeterDeasy1) May 1, 2020
Total rubbish, he has turned WHU down at least twice in the past, once to go to palace. Been in PL for years and still not made it.
— Kevin Burns (@kevinburns66) May 1, 2020
Just another Chamkh
— Farehamhammer (@FarehamHammer) May 1, 2020
Don’t want him anyway.
— S Poole (@PooleShorty) May 1, 2020