West Ham face a stern battle on and off the field this season, as they seek to improve their form and retain the services of a number of key players within their squad.
The Hammers have lost six of their opening 12 Premier League matches under Manuel Pellegrini, showing plenty of room for improvement, and face another daunting task this weekend up against title favourites Manchester City.
Meanwhile, Declan Rice’s future at the London Stadium continues to be shrouded in speculation behind the scenes as the East London side are reluctant to match the 19-year-old’s demands in negotiations regarding a new deal.
With a standoff now understood to be occurring, West Ham fans are having to cope with seeing a number of rival clubs linked with a move for their talented academy graduate – with a list of potential suitors including London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Fans of Mauricio Pochettino’s side have now had their say on the links on social media and we have gathered some of their reactions below.
This will be quality for the banter it’ll cause on its own ????
— Cockney Yidski (@cockney_yid) November 20, 2018
He fits homegrown qouta, plus our midfielders aren't reliable with their fitness issues
— Marat Rasulov (@ChuviMar) November 20, 2018
Ooooooh I say. Lovely job Mr Levy.
— Glen Pettitt (@PettittGlen5) November 20, 2018
Unpopular opinion: If he continues his Development the way he is right now, he will replace Eric Dier at our club
— Poch of the lane (@SmoothRoughGuy) November 20, 2018
— Simon Lipson (@Mottle12) November 20, 2018
I don’t know what to think of this
— Cenk (@ForzaYids) November 20, 2018
I’d take him, not just for the nens but also the depth
— MR MiYaGi (@mrmiyagispurs) November 21, 2018
He’s hardly a marquee signing
— Davis Bonnamassa (@Bon27859) November 20, 2018