The transfer window is open and that can mean only one thing, West Ham United will be linked with Real Madrid star Karim Benzema.
Almost like clockwork at this time of year West Ham are suddenly linked with a world star or two.
Of course Benzema did not arrive at the London Stadium. Perisic won’t either.
Hammers fans know their place in the food chain
And there’s nothing wrong with that, West Ham fans know their place in the food chain.
Not that West Ham can’t attract top players. Of course they can – and have – in the past. And the owners did finally spend the kind of money they had been promising too last summer.
This summer too Manuel Pellegrini will be backed to bring in another six players.
But some supporters were dreaming this week that Real Madrid’s top scorer might be one of them.
Benzema post sparks excitement and amusement
That’s after Benzema allegedly posted a selfie on social media accompanied by the crossed Hammers symbol synonymous with West Ham.
Several fans who saw the post took to social media themselves to share the image.
The Twitter account West Ham News posted the picture saying: “WE DON’T NEED GOMEZ LADS, KARIM IS ON HIS WAY.”
And that soon got Hammers fans talking.
‘We don’t need Gomez, Karim is on his way’
To add some spice it was West Ham boss Pellegrini who originally signed Benzema at Madrid in 2009.
Most were dismissive of any possible links. But perhaps most surprisingly some fans actually moaned at the prospect of signing the world class forward.
Here are a selection of responses to the picture, which we must add probably has no significance to West Ham whatsoever.
WE DON’T NEED GOMEZ LADS, KARIM IS ON HIS WAY pic.twitter.com/OvVRBq9ENd
— West Ham News (@whufc_news) May 22, 2019
Firstly it’s won’t be West Ham related, secondly if there was the slightest chance, any West Ham fan thinking we’re too good for Benzema needs his head looking at
— Ricky Forrest (@rickwhufc) May 22, 2019
He’s worse 😭
— Kevin Lowe (@kevinlowe12345) May 22, 2019
I beg this is a troll… Voted Madrid’s player of the season, voted best french player abroad this season and tied 2nd top goal scorer in la Liga. We’d be blessed to be even linked with a player of Benzema’s calibre
— B. ⚒ (@EmersonWHUFC) May 22, 2019
I doubt he’s ever heard of West Ham.
— chris rowe (@chrisrowe54) May 22, 2019
Why would we want a 31 year old!
— West_Ham_Utd (@TJCowboyHammer) May 22, 2019
‘We specialise in the elderly’
Because we are West Ham and we specialise in signing the elderly.
— Patrick Kidney (@PatrickKidney2) May 22, 2019
I mean it’s obviously not gonna happen but which manager signed him at Madrid? 🤷🏻♂️
— Matt (@MattR_WHUFC) May 22, 2019
— Cayden Sands (@cayden_sands) May 22, 2019
— ⚒RUSTYHAMMER⚒ (@DeanoTy) May 22, 2019
Karim Benzema is on his way to London for talks with Manuel Pellegrini & Mario Husilous over a potential move to West Ham? How old is he? What a signing that would be eh! He will have to take a pay cut I guess so right?
— Michael Gomes (@magomes466727) May 22, 2019
Been off twitter for an hour and apparently Benzema is off to West Ham. Fantastic effort lads
— Shane Bailey (@ShaneBailey92) May 22, 2019