West Ham’s striker problems were brought to the fore once more following Michail Antonio’s absence against Manchester United on Tuesday due to injury. It has led to many supporters searching for potential solutions.
As the transfer window is closed, the only players available are those who are free agents and some fans on Twitter have been debating whether the club should snap up former Chelsea forward Diego Costa:
— costahammer (@costahammer) February 10, 2021
He's a liability
— ⚒Adam GSBOUT ⚒ (@adspen83) February 10, 2021
— Gary Steven Walker (@garywalk3r) February 10, 2021
He's finished. there's a reason he's without a club
— Jack (@Jack_hobson12) February 10, 2021
@davidgold just get him hes a free agent
— litecoinhammer (@Nigel76949900) February 10, 2021
He's got the fitness of a Sunday league player
— Bep (@bepovich) February 10, 2021
Why not makes perfect sense ⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒
— lee madden (@Madden3Madden) February 10, 2021
Once again fans jumping on a player hslf decent years ago. Get a grip
— whuclaret (@whufc1985) February 10, 2021
just get it done, the bloke is class. Maybe not completely fit but surely he's better than having nobody!
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) February 11, 2021
He's finished , he's got the pace of an Austin Allegro and turns like the Titanic these days .
— William (@William39398356) February 10, 2021
It is not surprising that Costa is a divisive choice. The 32-year-old has struggled with injuries and form in recent years, and his salary demands are thought to be extremely high.
Combined with the fact that he may need several weeks to get back to full fitness after having his contract terminated with Atletico Madrid last month, the Spaniard doesn’t really look like a good short-term fix. Whether manager David Moyes agrees with that assessment, we shall have to wait and see.