We have a winner for the most ridiculous West Ham United transfer rumour of 2019.

West Ham have been one of the busiest clubs in the market so far.

Speculation has been intense about Manuel Pellegrini’s reported targets since the window opened.

But a new report has confirmed it is indeed silly season. Say it quickly and you get Cillessen.

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Cillessen? Say it quickly, it’s silly season

Yes West Ham have been linked with Barcelona reserve goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen by the Spanish press (Sport, as also reported by Football Oranje and MSN).

The report claims West Ham ‘love’ the Holland goalkeeper and are ready to rival Everton with a £15million bid.

It is hands down the most laughable West Ham transfer rumour of the summer so far.


Firstly West Ham’s current number one is Lukasz Fabianski.

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Hammers already have a Fab number one

Not only was Fabianski the best goalkeeper in the Premier League last season, he won Hammer of the Year and was the first Polish player other than Robert Lewandowski to win the prestigious Poland Player of the Year award in nine years.

A firm fans’ favourite Fabianski is already a hero in East London. Well on his way to legend status, the cool, calm and collected stopper has been a revelation.

So quite why West Ham would be interested in Cillessen is anyone’s guess.

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And the award for most laughable transfer link goes to…

Unless the Dutchman wants to swap Barcelona’s bench for West Ham’s of course.

But even that is highly unlikely given the fact the Hammers have already signed Roberto and David Martin as backup to Fabianski this summer.

As far as transfer rumours go this is right up there with some of the most ridiculous we have seen.

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