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'Absolute fraud' West Ham fans disgusted by insider's Oli McBurnie claim

West Ham United fans have been speaking out in disgust at links to Scotland striker Oli McBurnie.

West Ham will get striker answers today as deciding factor looms large

Everyone knows West Ham’s priority this summer is to sign at least one new striker.

David Moyes has European football to look forward to after leading the Hammers to their best ever Premier League points total.

But that means he must beef up his West Ham squad in key areas, particularly up front.


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West Ham have been linked with a host of strikers over the last few months.

That speculation is bound to intensify with the transfer window opening in 10 days (June 9).

But West Ham fans have quickly made it clear they are not happy with one particular new link.

Insiders Claret and Hugh – who have direct links to the club’s owners – have rather worryingly claimed West Ham could move for McBurnie, who has just been relegated with Sheffield United and could be available for as little as £10m.

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Insider claims West Ham could move for £10m McBurnie

It is easy to see why some West Ham fans are so against a move for McBurnie.

He joined the Blades from Swansea City for around £20 million in the summer of 2019 (BBC).

But the slow and immobile forward has struggled for goals during his time at Bramall Lane with a meagre seven in 65 games (Transfermarkt).

At 24, McBurnie fitts Moyes’s recruitment policy in terms of age. But he has no other redeeming features that would suggest he could fit in to how West Ham play with pace and power.

McBurnie scored just once all season as the Blades dropped back into the Championship.

Many West Ham fans have been disgusted by the links to McBurnie. If it was a tabloid outlet linking the striker one would put it down to silly season.

But the fact the news comes from insiders Claret and Hugh has fans thinking Sullivan and Gold are looking to do things on the cheap this summer.

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‘He’s an absolute fraud’ Hammers fans react to insider’s McBurnie claim

Here are a selection of comments from West Ham fans on the McBurnie links.

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