West Ham United fans are raging after a well respected transfer reporter claimed Leicester City are set to beat them to Patson Daka.
The Hammers missed out to Leicester for Kelechi Iheanacho when Slaven Bilic was manager.
Then West Ham boss David Moyes was beaten to defender Wesley Fofana by Leicester last summer.
It was recently claimed that the Foxes were set to also beat West Ham to the signing of Odsonne Edouard from Celtic.
Respected transfer reporter claims Leicester are closing on rapid West Ham striker target Daka
Now respected Italian reporter Fabrizio Romano claims Leicester are closing on rapid Red Bull Salzburg forward Daka – who has been heavily linked with a move to West Ham.
“Leicester are planning to announce new signings soon,” Romano said on Twitter.
“Official bid made to sign Patson Daka from RB Salzburg.
“Leicester are close to complete the deal after opening talks for Edouard – real interest as (Daily Telegraph reporter) Mike McGrath reported.
“Leicester Soumaré deal done – will be official soon.”
First Iheanacho, then Fofana, possibly Edouard and now Daka too – Hammers could be beaten by Foxes again
Football Insider claimed West Ham co-owner David Sullivan had mandated agents to get a deal done with Celtic for Edouard.
And the likes of AS Roma Live claimed West Ham were leading the race for the 23-year-old French forward.
At the end of last month Zam Foot reported that the Hammers were leading the race to sign Daka.
That stirred a lot of excitement among West Ham fans who have marvelled at the 22-year-old Zambian hitman’s electric pace.
Fofana has been a revelation at Leicester. And former Hammer John Hartson says the Foxes will be beating West Ham to a bargain if they land Edouard.
So the prospect of also missing out to Leicester for Daka has sent many West Ham fans into a rage.
Hammers fans raging at prospect of missing out on another top target but can Leicester really sign duo and keep four top strikers happy?
Particularly given the Hammers only finished one point and one place below Leicester in the Premier League last season with both qualifying for the group stages of the Europa League next term.
A number of West Ham supporters have responded to Romano’s post citing Leicester as a shining example of how a football club should be run.
Indeed many fans tagged in West Ham co-owner David Gold telling him he needs to run the club more like the Foxes.
One has to question how Leicester would keep four top strikers happy, though.
Brendan Rodgers already has Jamie Vardy and Iheanacho. Throw in Edouard and Daka – and the fact he often plays just one up front – and it raises question marks over whether Leicester can really sign both players.
So perhaps West Ham could yet end up signing Edouard if they do miss out on Daka.