West Ham United fans react to Connor Simpson rumours

West Ham United's Croatian manager Slaven Bilic shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and West...

West Ham United fans aren't jumping for joy over the thought of signing the next Andy Carroll.

West Ham United's English striker Andy Carroll (L) greets West Ham United's Croatian manager Slaven Bilic as he comes onto the pitch during the English Premier League football match...

The Sun reported on Thursday that West Ham United are interested in signing Hartlepool hitman Connor Simpson.

The 17-year-old has been drawn comparisons with West Ham striker Andy Carroll for his left foot and 6'5 frame.

The North Yorkshire-born man does not turn 18 until January and the Irons can sign him for just £60,000, according to The Sun.

West Ham United's English striker Andy Carroll (R) gestures as he speaks with West Ham United's Croatian manager Slaven Bilic during the English Premier League football match between West...

However, the English publication has claimed that the fee will rise significantly if Simpson progresses into the Hammers' first team eventually.

West Ham fans are struggling to accept the real Carroll at the moment, with the towering former Newcastle striker failing to score in four Premier League games.

And suffice to say that supporters of the East London club aren't hugely impressed by the prospect of signing Carroll 2.0.

Andy Carroll of West Ham Unted reacts during the Premier League match between Hull City and West Ham United at KCOM Stadium on April 1, 2017 in Hull, England.

Slaven Bilic's side clash with Burnley this weekend knowing that victory would take them further away from the relegation zone.

West Ham, who sit two points clear of the drop zone with seven points from seven games, haven't had a great start to the season, but they beat Swansea 1-0 last time around and a win at the in-form Clarets could boost the collective morale.

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