Many West Ham fans have voiced their anguish on social media as The Athletic’s David Ornstein suggested that the Hammers’ pursuit of a striker could end with the capture of Jesse Lingard.

The transfer of Lingard hasn’t been confirmed yet but could be completed as the Irons have agreed a permanent deal for Said Benrahma to free up a loan space in the squad.

However, not many would have foreseen the impending arrival of the Manchester United midfielder as an alternative to signing a centre-forward this month. The 28-year-old hasn’t exactly been prolific in recent times, with only nine goals since the summer of 2018 and none this season (Transfermarkt).

Having seemingly tried and failed to sign cover for Michail Antonio already this month, many might have expected the frantic search for a striker to continue.

These Hammers fans have reacted to Ornstein’s update and they’re rather unimpressed…

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