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‘World Class… Said No One Ever’ ‘Shocking’ West Ham Fans On Twitter Question Summer Move For Ex Liverpool Star

West Ham are interested in signing Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen in the summer, according to reports in the English media.

The former Liverpool and Swansea City player is also being targeted by Watford with the Potters making significant changes to their squad after a disappointing season in the Championship.

Fans on Twitter are questioning whether a move for Allen would be a good idea:

It’s hard to see where Allen would fit into West Ham’s midfield. He isn’t the most prolific in front of goal, having scored just six goals for Stoke this season.

In terms of assists, he hasn’t fared any better, with just three in all competitions. Captain Mark Noble has created more goals in the Premier League this campaign, while Declan Rice is a nailed on starter after a breakthrough season.

Strengthening depth in the middle of the park could be the reason, but Pedro Obiang or Jack Wilshere will probably need to be offloaded to make room.  Whatever the thinking behind the reported interest, though, it hasn’t particularly caught the imagination of Hammers fans.