According to a report from Football.London, West Ham are keen on Norwich City ace Emiliano Buendia, and some Hammers fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.
West Ham boss David Moyes will undoubtedly be keen to bolster his ranks at the London Stadium this summer.
It could be argued that the Hammers should be prioritising the additions of defenders and central midfielders.
But if there is an opportunity to sign a special talent, it shouldn’t be ignored.
And Norwich ace Buendia is certainly that.
The 23-year-old joined the Canaries in the summer of 2018 for around £1.4 million (talkSPORT).
The Argentine ace can play anywhere along the front-line. He is most comfortable when deployed out on the wing, but can also operate in the number 10 position.
Buendia has been in excellent form for Norwich this season, racking up seven assists in 28 Premier League games thus far (Transfermarkt).
In those 28 outings, the 23-year-old has averaged 42.2 passes per game, with an incredibly impressive completion rate of 81.1%. He has also averaged 2.6 key passes per game during those appearances (Who Scored).
The Argentine is on a very exciting career trajectory. And he would surely turn out to be an outstanding addition for West Ham.
Some Hammers fans took to Twitter in reaction to the links with Buendia…
What a signing that would be if we stay up, give them Lanzini for him.
— James Gunn (@jamesgunn_) March 23, 2020
he is magic, get him signed up
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) March 24, 2020
Would be a quality replacement for Lanzini
— will earle (@willearle_) March 23, 2020
He’s been a top 15 player in the league really quietly this year. Would be a top top singing
— Tristan Lewis (@TristanJL4) March 23, 2020
That’s exactly what we should be doing
— Matt (@MattCrowe__) March 23, 2020
Selling Lanzini and replacing him with Buendia would be very good business, lots of clubs interested though so I don’t see it happening.
— Joe (@BrysonJoe6) March 23, 2020