According to a report from Calcio Mercato, West Ham boss David Moyes is keen to bring £12 million-rated Roma striker Edin Dzeko to the London Stadium to this summer. And some Hammers fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.
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Moyes desperately needs to sign a new striker this summer. Albian Ajeti is clearly not good enough and Sebastien Haller needs more quality competition and support.
Calcio Mercato claims that Roma hitman Edin Dzeko could be the man for the job at West Ham.
There has to be question marks about bringing the 107-capped Bosnia international to the London Stadium
The former Manchester City man has a great goalscoring record.
Dzeko has bagged 105 goals in 2018 games for Roma, having racked up 72 in 189 appearances for Manchester City and 85 in 142 outings for Wolfsburg (Transfermarkt).
In total throughout his career, the 34-year-old has scored 336 goals in 702 games for club and country.
The experienced striker is clearly in his twilight years, however. Should West Ham really be signing another ageing player looking for one last big deal? Probably not.
David Moyes has repeatedly insisted that he wants to sign young and hungry players this summer. And Dzeko clearly doesn’t fit that profile.
Some Hammers fans were incredibly angry when reacting to the speculation regarding a move for the Bosnian…
Yes plz hes class
— cotdabossv2 (@UnitedConnor) July 15, 2020
Again? FFS come up with something relevant. We’ve heard that the last five or six transfer windows. Also he doesn’t fit the young player theme we’re supposed to be into now. He’s at least 33.
— WHUGREG🏴🇮🇪 (@whugreg) July 15, 2020
True? If so we don’t need someone past his best, same old West Ham, players know they can have one last big payday at the end of their career at WHU, we are renowned for this.
— airbag (@airbag93986541) July 15, 2020
Big money for old rope.. change the record.
— Jay ⚒⚒⚒🇬🇧🇬🇧✌ (@JayRudd4) July 16, 2020
Same old WestHam. No long term planning, just short term, papering over the cracks, wouldn’t work, never has.⚒⚒⚒⚒
— ⚽⛳Roly⚽⛳ (@Roly4football) July 16, 2020
Another 34 y/o looking for I bet £120K + a week 🙄
— Raythehammer (@Raymondosmithy) July 15, 2020
Someone at the end of his career after a last big contract. When will we learn?
— Jonny Telstra (@jonnytelstra) July 15, 2020
Way too old
— hammerhead (@larryberyl) July 15, 2020
Another over the hill player.. great🤬
— tim (@tim_kolk10) July 15, 2020
— DOC Savage ⚒⚒⚒🎪🎪 (@PLifesson) July 15, 2020
Have we gone back to 2014 or something
— MJA (@WHmatt2020) July 15, 2020
So much for ‘young team like leizpig’
— Christian Stevens ⚒ (@CStevens2109) July 15, 2020
Young hungry players 🤔🤔🤔🤔
— Lee Stewart Lewis (@LeeStewartLewis) July 15, 2020
How’s about no?
— Dean Seabrook (@Deanoseabrook) July 15, 2020
this would be disastrous. please don’t do it. great player in his day but he’s 34 now. would be a massive massive mistake
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) July 19, 2020