‘Would Take Him’ ‘He’s So Injury Prone’ Fans React As West Ham Consider Offering 5M To LOAN Arsenal Star

‘Would Take Him’ ‘He’s So Injury Prone’ Fans React As West Ham Consider Offering 5M To LOAN Arsenal Star

West Ham are prepared to offer a staggering £5m just to take Arsenal centre-back Rob Holding on loan for the remainder of the season, according to the Sun’s Alan Nixon.

The journalist, who is usually quite reliable when it comes to transfer stories, believes the Hammers are prepared to pay the 24-year-old’s wages, as well as a sizeable loan fee, in order to persuade the Gunners into letting the defender leave.

Newcastle have already seen a loan move collapse for Holding after manager Mikel Arteta decided he wanted to keep the player, but the £5m could prove useful in their attempts to sign other transfer targets. With eight centre-backs on the club’s books as well, West Ham are hopeful that a deal can be struck. Fans on Twitter have mixed feelings about the loan:



It is certainly a lot to spend on a loan deal but, after failing in their bid to sign Burnley’s James Tarkowski, the Irons are now scrambling to find manager David Moyes another option, after he asked for the club to sign a centre-back.