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West Ham fans react to reported Aaron Long bid

According to a report from Sky Sports, West Ham have made a loan with an option to buy offer for New York Red Bulls centre-back Aaron Long, and some Hammers fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.

Sky Sports suggest that the east London outfit have offered £382,000 to loan the 27-year-old until the end of the season, with an option to buy for £3.4 million in the summer.

In truth, central defence is probably the last position where West Ham need to strengthen.

David Moyes desperately needs a new right-back, a powerful central midfielder and a proven goalscorer this month.

And it could be argued that if the Hammers are going to sign a centre-back, they should be looking elsewhere other than someone who has never played outside of the United States.

New York Red Bulls defender Aaron Long in action (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Long, 27, has made 179 career appearances for four different American clubs. He stands at 6ft 1 in tall, and has 16 international caps for his country to his name.

The NY Red Bulls defender was linked with a move to West Ham last summer, with his agent Shaun Higgins suggesting that the MLS side value him at around ¢15 million (£11.5 million), as quoted by ESPN:

“They (New York Red Bulls) told Aaron yesterday that he was worth $15m (£11.5m), which is ridiculous. [The Red Bulls] say they’re not going to sell Aaron unless they get $15m (£11.5m).”

That seems like a totally ridiculous valuation for someone with Long’s ability.

And some West Ham fans took to Twitter in reaction to the report suggesting that the Hammers have made an offer for the 27-year-old American…

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