‘Ridiculous Amounts’ ‘Just Silly’ Fans Glad West Ham Steered Clear Of Chelsea Star On Deadline Day

‘Ridiculous Amounts’ ‘Just Silly’ Fans Glad West Ham Steered Clear Of Chelsea Star On Deadline Day

West Ham turned down the chance to sign Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek after being offered him before the transfer deadline, according to reports in England.

The Hammers were said to be unwilling to pay the £10m that would have been needed to secure the 25-year-old on loan for the rest of the season.

While fans on Twitter feel Loftus-Cheek would have been a good addition to the squad, most accept that the cost of the move was simply too much:



West Ham eventually sealed a deal for Spartak Moscow’s Alex Kral on loan instead, while Loftus-Cheek remained at Stamford Bridge.

The £10m is thought to have included the loan fee, wages and agent fees but, even so, that would have been way too much to pay for a player who has struggled for form and fitness over the past couple of seasons. Whether a move for the player will be revisited in the future, though, remains to be seen.