The truth is that one of the reasons Arsenal football club will always be a laughing stock among teams of its calibre is because of the manager’s indisposition towards quality signings. The business and investment part of football is what the modern game is built on. So, for you to churn out the results that will be pleasing to the interested parties, you must invest.
West Ham United is towing the same line that has kept Arsenal as also-rans in the league for more than 10 years and they need to have a rethink. When the news broke out that West Ham was readying a bid for the young talented Manchester City player, the supporters of the team were very delighted. This is the 20-year-old that has had a significant impact in a team of Manchester City’s calibre.
His sterling performance against Manchester United in the Manchester Derby in his debut year is still fresh in the minds of Premier League followers. This is coupled with his hat trick in the same year against the relegated Aston Villa. Having garnered the needed experience in the league and having proven his mettle at City, every team of West Ham’s calibre should kill to have him lead their attack.
Iheanacho is a player that veteran strikers have described as a ‘natural goal scorer’. There is no doubt that this is the kind of player West Ham United needs at the moment. He fits perfectly into their normal one man upfront arrangement and they should have closed their eyes and gotten him.
West Ham has actually not recovered from the sale of Dimitri Payet. Yes, this is not a kitty bingo review, but a glaring fact in the football world. The sale of the French star contributed immensely to their woeful performance last season and they need another player that can carry the load of the team on his back. That he is also young and raring to go should be a thing of joy to them.
Where the Problem Lies
It was reported that the hammers had to drop their interest in the 20-year-old due to their inability to reach an agreement with Manchester City on the transfer fee. While the team made a bid that is lower, Manchester City is insisting on £25m. But every serious analyst will tell you that at his age and with his talent, he is worth more than that. He is a player that West Ham can sell for much higher figures in the next few years because the talent is there. It is actually a good deal.
Reactions from the Fans
With Leicester City now in the driving seat to land the striker, West Ham fans who know the worth of the player have expressed their outrage against the decision.
- Some of them lamented that they have a manager that is interested in signing Tore, but not Iheanacho.
- Others wondered why he would not want to sign Iheanacho.
- Some said that there must be serious questions if the club has actually backed out on Iheanacho.
One fan said that the only reason they are letting this news out is because they know that all season tickets have been sold out. They purport that fans wouldn’t have been eager to buy the tickets if they heard the news on time.