Report: West Ham interested in shock summer deal for Wayne Rooney; fans react on Twitter

General view inside the London Stadium

West Ham United are reportedly interested in Manchester United's Wayne Rooney.

Manchester United's Wayne RooneyManchester United's Wayne Rooney

According to Sky Sports, West Ham United are interested in luring Manchester United attacker Wayne Rooney to the London Stadium this summer.

The Hammers have been in the market for a big-name striking addition since leaving Upton Park for their new home, but failed to land one last summer as loanees Simone Zaza and Jonathan Calleri arrived.

After a disappointing season, West Ham need to get fans back on side – and owners David Gold and David Sullivan will hope to finally land a marquee signing this summer, especially with Dimitri Payet leaving for Marseille in January.

Now, Sky Sports report that West Ham are interested in signing Manchester United attacker Wayne Rooney, who is expected to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season after a frustrating season under Jose Mourinho.

Rooney, 31, may have scored 250 goals in 550 games for United to become their all-time leading goalscorer, but he has started just nine Premier League games this season, with just two league goals to his name this term.

The attacker's England place is now at risk, and many expect him to leave United at the end of the season, with West Ham allegedly interested in a deal should he become available, despite his astronomical wages.

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A shock move for Rooney has unsurprisingly sparked reaction from West Ham fans on Twitter, many of whom feel that he just isn't quite what the Hammers need right now, as they need youth and pace rather than a past-his-best Rooney.

Others feel that Rooney would still be a great signing for West Ham, considering just how goal-shy Slaven Bilic's striker have been this season, though few are backing Gold and Sullivan to actually pull the deal off.

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