West Ham reportedly want to sign Genk striker Mbwana Samatta (BBC Sport), and some Hammers fans took to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side appear to be incredibly light up front. A lot of pressure is on Sebastien Haller’s shoulders to produce week in, week out.
And it’s just not happening for the Frenchman at the moment. The problem for West Ham is that Pellegrini clearly doesn’t fancy Albian Ajeti. So the Chilean is highly unlikely to bring the Swiss into the fold anytime soon.
And with this in mind, the addition of someone with Samatta’s pace and quality would be a much-needed one for the Hammers.
The 26-year-old has scored eight goals in 18 appearances for Genk this season, and his direct playing style combined with blistering pace would provide West Ham with a totally different option through the middle.
The BBC claims that Samatta, a 51-capped Tanzania international, could be available for just £10 million in January. And in today’s day and age, that would represent excellent value for money.
Some West Ham fans took to Twitter in reaction to the reports linking the Genk hitman with a move to the London Stadium…
Nah don’t do this 👀⚒️
— West Ham News & Views ⚒️ (@WHUFC_News_6) November 7, 2019
We gonna play 2 up top, if not there is literally 0 point
— Tyler Jones (@Tylerrjones16) November 7, 2019
10m release clause? Surely got to give it a go, much better goal scoring record than Wesley and look how well he’s adapted to the Prem. Him and Aranguiz please!
— James Gunn (@jamesgunn_) November 7, 2019
— Ben Smith (@bensmith_95) November 7, 2019
Good signing that
— Matt (@MattR_WHUFC) November 7, 2019
He’s playing Champions League 😂😂Not a chance this is happening
— Andy Silvester (@Andysilve1) November 7, 2019
Yes thank you
— Kai Diprose (@kai_diprose) November 7, 2019
Sure he’ll be great watching from the bench whilst we plough on with one isolated striker up front
— Kevin Fay (@kevin_fay) November 7, 2019
Championship level striker
— Peter Curtis (@Peter_Curtis1) November 7, 2019
has a good record in pro league.
didn’t have a good Afcon though.
he will come if the offers made as we will give him a big pay rise
— AndyK (@Andyk23Andy) November 7, 2019
To be fair, 10 mil is obviously a good price considering his record.
— Austin Horvath (@IAmTheeAustin) November 7, 2019
We should really be looking at Sander Berge if we are interested in Genk players as much as I love the Tanzanian Mbappe
— Dawkins (@Si_23Q) November 8, 2019