David Moyes target Amadou Onana has liked a post about new West Ham signing Gianluca Scamacca and follows another Hammers ace.
It has been widely publicised that Moyes wants to bring another central midfielder to West Ham this summer.
The Hammers boss saw Mark Noble retire and did not take up the option to sign loan ranger Alex Kral.
Flynn Downes has arrived in a £12m deal as back-up to Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek.
But West Ham have also been heavily linked with Lille central midfield star Onana as well as Piotr Zielinski at Napoli.
The potential move for Onana has seriously excited West Ham fans this summer.
The Lille central midfielder threatens to be one of the most dominant forces in Europe in his position.
Standing at a towering 6ft 5in, the 20-year-old is already a full Belgium international.
West Ham were recently said to be ‘increasingly confident’ of signing Onana (The Evening Standard).
West Ham saw their first two bids for Onana rejected by Lille and submitted a third of over £30m which reportedly remains on the table and crucially has not – as yet – been dismissed.
Football writer Paul Brown recently claimed Onana wants to leave Lille for West Ham. And he even went as far as to claim it is ‘only a matter of time’ before the transfer happens.
West Ham have had to be patient waiting for a response from Lille regarding their third bid for Onana.
And if the claims that the young powerhouse midfielder wants to join West Ham are indeed true, then he too has had to show great patience.
So it caught the eye of West Ham fans when Onana recently posted a Conor McGregor meme with the word “patience” on it.
West Ham fans are eternal optimists. We have to be.
And while it may well be clutching at straws, many supporters have taken note of the Belgian’s latest social media activity.
Because Moyes target Onana has liked a post about new West Ham striker signing Scamacca and follows Hammers ace Said Benrahma too.
The Instagram account Rising Ballers posted a video of West Ham’s £35m signing Scamacca scoring six goals in 20 minutes when he was 14, including one directly from kick off.
“Gianluca Scamacca at 14 years old 😳🤯,” Rising Ballers said.
“West Ham got a bagsman on their hands 👀.”
And it was not lost on West Ham fans that Onana liked the post.
The midfield powerhouse also follows Said Benrahma on Instagram.
Of course it may well be clutching at straws.
And it is a stretch to suggest it proves he wants to sign for the Hammers.
But it does add to the intrigue as Moyes waits to discover if a deal can be done.
Make no mistake bringing Onana to West Ham would be a true statement signing.
The fact the Hammers are even in for players like the big Belgian is just so refreshing and encouraging.
Let’s hope we can get it done this summer.