According to a report from Football Insider, West Ham want to sign Nantes midfielder Abdoulaye Toure in January, and some Hammers fans took to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.
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The east London outfit desperately need to bolster their central midfield department. Declan Rice is a very good player, but Mark Noble is not getting any younger. And aside from a few bright young prospects, Manuel Pellegrini has little in reserve.
And Toure would be the ideal addition for West Ham.
The powerful 25-year-old possesses everything the Hammers currently lack in the middle of the park.
The Frenchman has great energy, is a dynamic runner and has power and pace in abundance. He is also a tenacious tackler.
Toure is in a similar mould to former West Ham man Cheikhou Kouyate.
According to French media outlet L’Equipe, the Nantes ace could be available for just £10 million, and in today’s day and age, that would represent excellent value for money for the Hammers.
And some West Ham fans took to Twitter in reaction to speculation linking Toure with a move to east London…
i’d take him, quality player
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) December 11, 2019
— Paul Simons (@paul269simo) December 10, 2019
Well he won’t come to us if he has any sense!
— Mark Nicholls (@MarkNic16596326) December 10, 2019
Can he run & run without looking in slow motion if so then it’s a yes from me 👍🏼
— Rob Waldon WHUFC ⚒ (@RobWaldon) December 11, 2019
So we aren’t getting him then. Will offer £10 mil under asking price, then offer shit wages that insults both player and club.
— Ashley Miles (@ashmilesWHUFC) December 11, 2019
the 10m under asking price while also come in 29 installments can’t forget that mate
— h (@harrythills) December 11, 2019
Replace Noble maybe?
— Fabacadabra (@txdq12) December 11, 2019
That means he’s off to Arsenal for double the price then….
— Monkey (@StevenKing1975) December 11, 2019
He is a good player and very much the type we need, but I doubt he will be within the price range.
— legalclaret (@legalclaret) December 11, 2019
We need a powerhouse in midfield… as much as I love Noble he’s legs are gone… rice needs help in there…. and a new board and manager while ur at it thanks
— seamus feehan (@sfeehan27) December 11, 2019