Kalvin Phillips trolled West Ham over a reported £50m bid they made to Leeds during the transfer window and later deleted the comment.
West Ham fans are angry with the club after their failure to make any signings in January.
Manager David Moyes has insisted it was ‘not for the want of trying’ with the Scot claiming several big bids were knocked back.
Two of those alleged bids were made to West Ham’s Premier League rivals Leeds.
Last weekend The Evening Standard claimed West Ham had offered Leeds £50m for midfield star Phillips.
That followed a bid of the same figure for Phillips’s Leeds teammate and Brazil forward Raphinha.
Indeed Leeds themselves denied ever receiving a formal offer from West Ham for Phillips.
Classy Leeds ace Phillips rose to prominence in the summer when he starred in the heart of England’s midfield alongside West Ham’s own talisman Declan Rice.
But he showed a lack of class yesterday when he too mocked West Ham with a comment on their bid for Raphinha in a post on social media.
The Whites star once again played a big part in his country’s latest victory as he scored and had two more goals ruled out as Brazil eased past Paraguay in Belo Horizonte.
Leeds star Kalvin Phillips trolls West Ham over £50m bid and then deletes comment
After the match the reported West Ham target took to Instagram and posted pictures with caption: “What an amazing night. Congratulations to all for the delivery and the match we made. Thanks for everyone’s support. We go for more, for much more.”
Leeds star Phillips responded by trolling West Ham over their £50m bid then deleted the comment.
Phillips commented on the post with a sarcastic dig at West Ham, saying: “50 million they said” accompanied by a laughing emoji, eyes and flames.
It may have been said in jest. But it was a strange comment and Phillips clearly regretted it as he appeared to delete it soon after.
West Ham do not help themselves, though. The club has come on so much under David Moyes.
But West Ham make themselves a laughing stock with these reported bids and their failure to get deals over the line.
One way to shut people up is spend the money it takes to get the players the manager really wants and show everyone we are an elite club.
Until that changes we will always be an easy target to be shot at.