John Terry makes big claim about striker Diego Costa and an increasing number of West Ham fans agree with him.
It is a rare thing that West Ham and John Terry see eye-to-eye.
The Chelsea legend became something of a hate figure among West Ham fans during his playing career after leaving the Hammers – the team his entire family supports – to join the Blues at 14.
In fairness to Terry he did attend the testimonial for legendary former West Ham academy boss Tony Carr when he was still captain of Chelsea.
Terry revealed his West Ham nut dad ‘absolutely kicked off’ when he left his beloved Hammers to sign for Chelsea (The Mirror).
Earlier this season Terry revealed he and Spurs legend Ledley King could have been playing for West Ham had the Irons not made the costly decision to get rid of then youth development officer and former West Ham winger Jimmy Neighbour.
Terry and West Ham fans traded insults and banter over the years.
But now something the former Chelsea man has said about out of contract striker Diego Costa is seriously resonating with a growing number of West Ham supporters.
Many West Ham fans are seething over the club’s lack of activity in the January transfer window.
Hammers boss David Moyes made it clear he was looking to bring a new striker to West Ham after admitting he has been trying for two years without success.
But when the window closed there were no new arrivals in east London sparking a backlash from angry supporters.
A large section of Hammers fans have been urging the club to bring former Chelsea striker Costa back to the Premier League.
Costa won the league with Chelsea and was a huge fan favourite at Stamford Bridge for his committed displays.
He is 33 and currently not attached to any club so could be signed outside of the window.
The former Atletico Madrid and Chelsea hitman’s availability on a free transfer has sparked fervent discussion among West Ham fans.
John Terry makes big claim about striker Diego Costa and West Ham fans agree
So when Terry questioned why no Premier League clubs have signed his former teammate, swathes of West Ham fans agreed.
“I can’t believe Diego Costa hasn’t been signed by a Premier League club?” Terry said on Twitter.
“This man is a winner and would make any team stronger.”
You only need to look at the responses to see just how many are from Hammers fans imploring Moyes to bring Costa in as a short-term option.
Costa, as Terry says, is a winner. And could he really be any worse than the likes of Andriy Yarmolenko?
Growing calls from West Ham fans for Moyes to consider Costa come after the Scot admitted in an interview with West Ham’s official website that the club failed with several moves during January.