According to a report from TEAMtalk, West Ham are interested in signing Newcastle youngster Matty Longstaff this summer, and some Hammers fans took to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.
The 20-year-old Magpies ace is a deep-lying midfielder by trade, and has impressed during his fledgling career thus far.
West Ham will need to bolster their central midfield ranks in the summer. Especially if they fail to turn Tomas Soucek’s loan switch into a permanent one.
Mark Noble is nearing the end of his career and Colombian flop Carlos Sanchez is almost certain to leave before the start of next season.
And Longstaff might be a decent addition for the Hammers. Although the east London outfit could face competition from a whole host of club’s for the Newcastle starlet’s signature, including the likes of Arsenal and Everton (TEAMtalk).
He is, of course, still very young. And has plenty of years left ahead of him to improve and develop into a top class player, if he applies himself in the correct manner.
And some West Ham fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the claims that Longstaff could be a summer target for David Moyes…
Matty Longstaff would be a sensible addition to the West Ham squad if and when he becomes available from his current contract-based situation at Newcastle. If West Ham signed him for free, or for cheap, then he would be a good addition to the squad both long term and short term
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) March 22, 2020
Not what we need and would probs cost 15-20m. No thanks! Far better players out there for a similar price
— James Gunn (@jamesgunn_) March 22, 2020
No no no stay away
— BOBO (@westham1976) March 22, 2020
Looks like a good young player think this would be a good signing
— Tom Cass (@TomCass5) March 22, 2020
— Alex Parkin (@al_parkin18) March 22, 2020
no thanks stay well away
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) March 22, 2020