As is the case with the transfer market, a flurry of incomings often forces a team to sell some of their players. The latest name to be linked with a move away from the London Stadium is Cheikhou Kouyate.
According to the Sun, as cited by Sports Mole, Porto are interested in the services of Cheikhou Kouyate, and the Portuguese club have even held discussions over a potential move for the midfielder.
It’s rumoured that a deal could be agreed in the region of £14M for the 28-year-old, and following the arrival of Jack Wilshere, it’s plausible that Kouyate’s involvement will be reduced this season.
Over the course of the past four seasons, the Senegal international has proven to be a dependable figure for the club, and his total of 15 goals is certainly respectable.
Here’s how West Ham supporters have reacted to rumours linking the midfielder with a move away from the club.
Manuel Pellegrini is unsure of Cheikhou Kouyate due to his lack of quality on the ball and his tendency to drift away from his position. ⚒⚒⚒ pic.twitter.com/QUDKkpdAgx
— WHUFC Bulletin (@whufcbulletin) July 17, 2018
omg I love this manager. He is so right
— GameRiot (@GameRiotArmy) July 17, 2018
At last a manager who knows he’s stuff
— ⚒Olly⚒ (@oljay99) July 17, 2018
We've been saying that since he left the Boylen, I'm just glad Pellegrini isn't sticking with him like Dithering Dave did. Absolute liability!
— IronsmanJP (@IronsManJP) July 17, 2018
Sell him abroad. It's time to move on. I'd keep Pedro and sell Kouyate and Fernandez or Cullen, not both
— Cheekster (@cheekychambers) July 17, 2018
And he would be right – sell sell sell
— Dave Sanders (@dave_sanders5) July 17, 2018
On his day…. his class, but we didnt see much of this last season?
— Billy Stone (@BillStone23) July 17, 2018
We need some back up players so if he stays a good bench player
— David john Sims (@davidsmiliesims) July 17, 2018
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