West Ham United fans react to Ryad Boudebouz rumour

Montpellier's French midfielder Ryad Boudebouz (L) vies for the ball with Caen's French midfielder Vincent Bessat  (R) during the French L1 football match between Caen (SM Caen) and...

West Ham United have been linked with the Ligue 1 playmaker recently.

Ryad Boudebouz has been linked with West Ham United this summer, with L'Equipe reporting that the Premier League side are interested.

The 27-year-old Algerian scored 11 times and set up nine in 33 Ligue 1 matches for Montpellier last season.

West Ham are in dire need of a creative spark after Robert Snodgrass proved himself a less-than-adequate replacement for Dimitri Payet, who joined Marseille in January.

Caen's French forward Yann Karamoh  (L) vies for the ball with Montpellier's French midfielder Ryad Boudebouz (R) during the French L1 football match between Caen (SM Caen) and Montpellier...

But the Irons will need to act fast if they want him as France Football reported today that Real Betis have already lodged a bid for him, with Montpellier demanding up to £9 million.

And fans of the East London club, if Twitter is anything to go by, would love to see him join.

West Ham have had a pretty summer on the transfer front, signing the likes of Javier Hernandez, Marko Arnautovic and Joe Hart in recent weeks, and the signing of Boudebouz would surely enhance the feel-good factor ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.

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Montpellier's French midfielder Ryad Boudebouz (L) vies for the ball with Caen's French midfielder Vincent Bessat  (R) during the French L1 football match between Caen (SM Caen) and...

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