West Ham fans react on Twitter to Bafetimbi Gomis rumours

Bafetimbi Gomis celebrates scoring the fourth goal for Swansea City with Andre Ayew

West Ham United have been linked with the Swansea City striker.

Bafetimbi Gomis scores the fourth goal for Swansea City

According to The Sun, West Ham United are interested in signing Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

The Irons are reportedly in the market for some extra firepower this summer, with Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho - who is expected to leave - representing Slaven Bilic's only options up front at the moment.

For weeks, West Ham fans have been teased with some pretty big names, such as Alexandre Lacazette, Carlos Bacca and, more recently, even Gonzalo Higuain.

Swansea City's Bafetimbi Gomis warms up

Consequently, Hammers supporters were not best pleased over their reported interest in the Swansea forward, who has netted 13 times in 64 Premier League appearances.

His goal return has not been fantastic since arriving in English football on a Bosman from Lyon two years ago, and some sections of the fanbase would not touch him it seems.

They definitely need a new striker. Carroll and Sakho have their uses, but are they the ones to lift West Ham's profile even further next season? It is unlikely.

Bilic seems intent on building something special in East London, with Dimitri Payet a handy tool to have in such a project, but they need a talisman and nobody at the club now fits the bill.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

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