West Ham United have been mocked by fans of bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur over the transfer of Gedson Fernandes.

West Ham have been linked with Portuguese wonderkid Fernandes for the past two weeks.

Last week West Ham boss David Moyes admitted an 18-month loan deal was close (whufc.com).

Sky Sports claimed in several stories that West Ham were in talks with the 20-year-old and his club Benfica.

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Nailed on Hammer transfer comes unstuck

The player had even sparked excitement by using a West Ham emoji in a social media post – but later deleted it.

Read: Dream over as Gedson Fernandes removes West Ham emoji from social media post?

And that proved to be a pre-cursor as to what was to come.

It emerged over the weekend that Tottenham had entered the race.

And adding further to West Ham’s woes, Spurs trumped the Hammers to the signing this morning.

Tottenham confirmed the move on the club’s official website after Fernandes penned an 18-month loan with an option to buy – a clause that was reportedly a sticking point for West Ham.

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Spurs confirm signing of Fernandes after trumping West Ham

West Ham are in desperate need of reinforcements.

Moyes’s squad is short in several key areas including midfield where they lack mobility, pace and athleticism.

The Hammers could become embroiled in a relegation battle for the rest of the season with five of their next six games against a revitalised Everton, Leicester City, Manchester City and Liverpool home and away.

Fernandes moving to Tottenham instead of West Ham is another blow for fans too.

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Tottenham fans mock West Ham and Hammers supporters agree

And some Spurs supporters wasted little time mocking their rivals on social media.

Some posted pictures of West Ham’s much-maligned training facilities to make their point.

And lots of West Ham fans agreed with the posts, some copying in co-owner David Gold to highlight the embarrassment being caused to supporters.

Many Hammers fans are already furious with co-owners Gold and David Sullivan. And a protest is planned before this Saturday’s crunch home game against Everton.


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