Sunderland fans react on Twitter to West Ham United wanting Lamine Kone

Lamine Kone of Sunderland in action during the pre season friendly between Hibernian and Sunderland at Easter Road on July 9, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

West Ham United have been linked with making a January move for the Sunderland centre-back.

Lamine Kone of Sunderland celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Sunderland at Selhurst Park on February 4, 2017 in London, England.

West Ham United have been linked with Sunderland defender Lamine Kone today, and Black Cats supporters appear to be hoping that the links are true.

Kone has come in for fierce criticism at Sunderland, after being accused of showing a lack of commitment.

The Ivorian defender was a revelation during his first six months at the Stadium of Light, but he has never reached the heights since.

Sunderland player Lamine Kone reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Sunderland at Etihad Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Manchester, England.

Kone has struggled in the Championship so far this season, and Sunderland fans seem to be completely fed up with the centre-back’s performances.

Sunderland supporters are now hoping that David Moyes does try and bring Kone to West Ham, with many offering to drop the 28-year-old off at the London Stadium.

Moyes is thought to want to strengthen West Ham’s squad in the January transfer window, as they have struggled throughout the season so far.

West Ham have looked vulnerable at the back, and currently sit in 18th place in the Premier League table.

Moyes takes charge of his first West Ham match in two weekends’ time, when his new side take on Watford at Vicarage Road.

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