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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘Who can blame him’
It was a tough decision for Gedson Fernandes on his daily place of work 🤣 pic.twitter.com/eBeI1v26b4
— TAS⚽️ (@coys100) January 12, 2020
@davidgold look at the difference. Its not even marginal it’s as if we are a league two club. Utterly embarrassing.
— Ollie (@j22oph) January 13, 2020
But David Gold said they have spent millions and our training facilities are of the highest standards 🤷🏼♂️ pic.twitter.com/573A512Zdh
— whufcopinions (@whufcopinions) January 13, 2020
By far the worst owners we’ve ever had … lie after lie after lie … the promised investment has never happened they’re only in it to make as much money as possible ….. it will kick off again Burnley part II ….. they’ve taken the piss for far too long … @davidgold
— Carl110395 (@carl110395) January 13, 2020
— Nick Gayle (@NickGayle2) January 13, 2020
Fair play, and I say this as a West Ham fan. We are run by clowns! pic.twitter.com/OD2vqEKcWX
— Vic “Working Class & Proud” Singh ☬⚒️🇬🇧⚒️☬ (@vicsinghb) January 13, 2020
Could have chose either team tbh, he’s not come to win a trophy has he.
— Steve ⚒ (@StevehJack9) January 13, 2020
‘We don’t even get annoyed anymore as we agree’
I find portacabins very appealing idk what you’re seeing
— callum dawson (@CNHD_) January 13, 2020
😂😂😂 what can I say our owners are an embarrassment, who can blame him
— Joe (@whxfcjoee) January 13, 2020
— Sukhbir Dhillon (@Harry_Ndomdele) January 13, 2020
A better way to prove your point would have been pictures of each clubs managers. Even a bigger distinction there.
— ʀʏᴀɴ (@Utd_Ryan_) January 13, 2020
That grey portacabin looks the bollocks tbf ⚒
— 父 WestHamGeezer 父 (@geezerWESTHAM75) January 13, 2020
We don’t even get annoyed anymore as we agree 😂
— Future WW3 and West Ham fan survivor (@Samboss_) January 13, 2020
Not wrong tbf. Makes me feel sick that we have worse training facilities than most league 1 teams. No wonder we get so many injuries 🤢
— ⚒ (@oliverrrwhu) January 13, 2020