The West Ham United hierarchy have made it clear that they will be looking to purchase a world class striker during the upcoming summer and names such as Alexandre Lacazette, Michy Batshuayi and Christian Benteke among others have all been linked with a move to the Olympic Stadium over the past few weeks.
Recently, another high profile name in the form of Carlos Bacca has been touted to join the Hammers. According to reports, West Ham have already placed a £16 million bid for Bacca and there is a distinct possibility that the Colombian superstar will join the Premier League outfit this summer.
Despite playing in a struggling Milan side, Bacca managed to score an impressive 24 goals in all competitions last season and the West Ham faithful is certainly left excited at the prospect of seeing the 29-year-old join their club.
Fans are particularly looking forward to the potentially deadly combination of Bacca and Payet wreaking havoc on Premier League defences next season and here is a selection of the best reaction on social media to the mouth watering prospect.
Bacca + a RW to add to Payet/Lanzini would be quality for West Ham next season.— Dezil Dez (@DezilDez) May 31, 2016
@WestHam_Ryan exactly. Bacca's scoring 20 goals in a terrible milan side. Imagine him with Payet etc.— Asad (@AsadWHU) May 31, 2016
A link-up between Payet and Bacca in West Ham colours next season is something to drool over. Please happen— ⚒ Jack Himself ⚒ (@jackgambardella) May 30, 2016
@WestHam_Central they need to go back under their rocks. Bacca scored 20 w/ little svc at Milan. He’ll thrive w/ Payet or playing off AC.— Stu-Stutterin' Stan (@SSSelekts) May 31, 2016
Bacca payet linkup next season, unreal movements from west ham.— Brian (@InteriorWinger) May 30, 2016
West ham showing great ambition in Signing Bacca. him and Payet will be a deadly duo— Kaila (@Futbolkaila) May 30, 2016
Bacca in front of Payet though— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) May 30, 2016