West Ham loan target described as 'anonymous and lazy' by his own fans

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund fans don't appear to be fans of reported West Ham target Tim Vayrynen.

Having picked up five wins from the first 11 games of the season, West Ham sit in fourth place in the Premier League, and will be looking to secure European football this season.

In order to do that, manager Sam Allardyce will need to bring in a couple more signings in January, despite snapping up a whole host of players this summer.

Aaron Cresswell and Alex Song have impressed, but the star attractions from Allardyce's summer shopping trolley are strikers Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia.

The duo have hit nine Premier League goals between them, yet despite impressing, it's believed that Allardyce is still in the market for another striker.

Sunderland's Connor Wickham continues to be linked with the club, especially with Andy Carroll only just back from injury and question marks over the futures of Mauro Zarate and Carlton Cole.

The latest name to be touted for a move to Upton Park is Borussia Dortmund youngster Tim Vayrynen, and a possible loan deal is on the cards.

The 6ft 3in centre forward is one of the rising stars of Finnish football having hit 34 goals in 81 games for FC Honka, which earned him his big move to Dortmund earlier this year.

However, he's only spent time in the Dortmund second team, and as In Bed With Maradona assess their top 100 players - which Vayrynen was included in - they have received strong criticism for Vayrynen from Dortmund fans.

"He has been used sparingly but when the chance to play has arrived the Dortmund fans we spoke to have been utterly scathing in their assessment: ‘useless’, ‘anonymous’, ‘lazy’, ‘how can he be an international?", they write.

He is just 21 so has time to learn and grow, but those comments from Dortmund fans is a big concern for Hammers fans, who may well be seeing the Finland international in claret and blue soon.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch