Dean Saunders suggested that West Ham should have signed Wayne Rooney, when speaking exclusively to talkSPORT on Monday morning (12 August, 9.30am), and some West Ham fans took to Twitter in reaction to the Welshman’s remarks.

The Hammers splashed out £45 million on Sebastien Haller. They also brought in Pablo Fornals for around £24 million.

Both players have come in from foreign leagues, so it will most likely take them quite some time to acclimatise to the ferocious pace of the Premier League.

Wayne Rooney (Photo by DARREN STAPLES/AFP/Getty Images)

And Saunders suggested that West Ham missed a trick not signing Wayne Rooney instead, when speaking exclusively to talkSPORT on Monday morning (12 August, 9.30am):

“Ryan Giggs played in the middle of midfield for Man United at 38. Once you’ve got class, it’s permanent. I think he’d get in West Ham’s team.”

“I think he can still play in the Premier League for a couple of years. His experience, his brain and his actual talent, he could still get a game.

“Ask West Ham fans, who’ve had signings who cost loads of money and contributed nothing, who they’d rather have lining up on Saturday.”

Rooney will be linking up with Derby County in January instead. And it seems as though the 33-year-old still has plenty left to offer at the very highest level.

He is vastly experienced in playing in the Premier League, and might have been a really useful option for West Ham.

Do Hammers fans agree, however?

So it seems quite conclusive. Many West Ham fans are actually happy that their club signed Haller instead of Rooney.

And it’s not the first time Saunders has been wide of the mark with his comments!

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