West Ham United have been linked with a new move for the ‘Chilean pitbull’ Gary Medel and some fans are livid.

According to fellow Hammers website Claret & Hugh director of football Mario Husillos is keen on renewing interest in the 31-year-old.

Sky Sports reported that West Ham wanted the Besiktas midfield enforcer in January. The move did not happen as Samir Nasri proved to be the only arrival.

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Pellegrini’s January regret

Indeed manager Manuel Pellegrini even admitted he regretted the club’s failure to land his fellow countryman Medel, (Sky Sports).

Now C&H claim Husillos and Pellegrini are ‘determined’ to sign a player who can cover for Declan Rice and see Medel as the answer.

The report claims West Ham could get the former Cardiff City and Inter Milan player for £4million.

But many West Ham fans feel that is £4million too much.

Hammers fans may remember Medel from Cardiff’s last foray into the Premier League.

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West Ham fans have faced Medel before

City in the Premier League in 2013.

The Welsh side paid a club record £11m to Sevilla for Medel back then. But the Bluebirds sold him to Inter Milan for £10m the following year after relegation to the Championship.

Supporters have been reacting to the rumours on Twitter.

And the majority feel it is a step in the wrong direction. They would prefer the club to build a squad of young, hungry players to take them forward.

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Hammers fans livid over Rice back-up plan

Medel is the wrong side of 30. But on the flip side as a back-up for Rice he does boast vast experience.

He has won 118 caps for Chile and appeared at the 2014 World Cup after scoring the goal that assured qualification.

Here a selection of responses to the reports on Twitter.

 

‘Spurs in CL final and now I’m seeing Medel to West Ham’

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