According to a report from French media outlet Telefoot, West Ham are keen on signing Steven N’Zonzi from Roma this month, and some Hammers fans took to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.
The 31-year-old is currently on loan with Galatasaray, having failed to impress during his time in the Italian capital.
N’Zonzi joined Roma from Sevilla in the summer of 2018 for a fee believed to be worth £25.6 million (beIN SPORTS).
The French World Cup winner is big, powerful and a tenacious tackler – three things that West Ham really need in midfield.
He also has experience of playing in England, having spent three years with Blackburn Rovers and three years with Stoke City.
The experienced midfielder was an absolute beast of a player in his prime.
But it could be argued that N’Zonzi is already past his best. He is certainly injury prone, and a return to the ferociously paced Premier League might just prove difficult for him.
West Ham would surely be better off moving for the younger and more dynamic Sander Berge from Genk.
Some Hammers fans do not seem to be pleased at all with the prospect of N’Zonzi moving to the London Stadium this month…
— Taylor. (@TayMack1994) January 5, 2020
Prefers a move to the bowl rather than his own country. Don’t want at all.
Just another 30+yr old wanting a pay check
— BoardOut🏴⚒ (@TobySaunders_) January 5, 2020
— Sean Raftery (@seanraf123) January 5, 2020
— William Lovell-Young (@youngbill666) January 5, 2020
Too dam Old
— ⚒RUSTYHAMMER⚒ (@DeanoTy) January 6, 2020
Well he is trouble as they say….
— barby (@_human55) January 6, 2020
— Mick ⚒ (@Michael21199801) January 5, 2020
😂😂😂 18m for Berge or sign this washed up shite player on high wages, I wonder which one Sullivan’s going to go for?
— James Gunn (@jamesgunn_) January 5, 2020
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) January 6, 2020