West Ham have made a bid for Roma midfielder Steven Nzonzi, according to RMC Sport. The French radio station says that the Serie A side have received “a good offer” from the Hammers.
The 31-year-old was on loan at Galatasaray for the first half of the campaign but after a falling out with manager Fatih Terim, the decision was made to end his time early in Turkey.
Fans on Twitter don’t believe Nzonzi is the solution to their problems in midfield:
Nzonzi would be a typical Sullivan signing.
Ageing and out of favour with his parent club not pulling up trees in another inferior league.
— AllSportsView (@AllSportsView) 22 January 2020
More bodies & a stop gap at best!… but why both Galatasaray & Roma so willing to let him go should be the question 🤷♂️
— costahammer (@costahammer) 22 January 2020
3-4 years too late !!!!! But if we've found someone who's willing to join us, beggars can't be choosers!!!
— djblokey (@djblokey1) 22 January 2020
He’s better than Sanchez & Noble, but I’d much rather go for Sangaré or Kessie but worst case I’d take him…
We definitely shouldn’t look to sign him though, he’s too old & on too high wages!
— Steven McCarthy 🅥 (@StevenMcCarthy9) 22 January 2020
Past it now, I thought we were signing younger players!!
— Iron hammer (@RobertP3rk0) 22 January 2020
Slow, old, high wages, attitude problem – perfect for us 😍
— James Gunn (@jamesgunn_) 22 January 2020
Talk about scraping the barrel. We aint that skint. Sander berge for me. Pull ur fingers out wh please. #GSBOUT
— tracey andrews (@lemlem75) 22 January 2020
Cheap cheap once again buying 2nd rate players, Get a big name player in and others will follow ⚒
— Ramble Inn (@RambleTooting) 22 January 2020
Good addition despite the age, but there’s better out there
— paul (@paul1985x) 22 January 2020
Nzonzi is believed to be holding out for a club in the Champions League but after a disappointing spell at Galatasaray, it is unlikely that he’ll have that many offers on the table.
It was thought that West Ham were looking to sign younger players during the January transfer window but it appears that they have made an exception for the France international, with the former Arsenal target having experience of playing in the Premier League with both Blackburn and Stoke.