West Ham United will be in the market for new signings this summer, but the latest rumour surrounding their plans hasn't gone down to well.
The Hammers have shown glimpses of their potential under Manuel Pellegrini, but definitely need another summer transfer window to continue their rebuild.
One area Pellegrini will be looking to strengthen is in midfield, as Declan Rice is being linked to a host of clubs, and there's little depth behind him and Mark Noble outside of Pedro Obiang, with Carlos Sanchez and Jack Wilshere injured.
With that in mind, West Ham are looking at midfield options, and The Telegraph claim that Stoke City's Joe Allen is one target for the Hammers this summer.
The Welshman, 29, may be eyeing a Premier League return given that Stoke have come nowhere near promotion this season, and Watford are also thought to be keen.
West Ham actually wanted Allen in January 2018 under David Moyes, with David Sullivan being quoted by the Daily Mail as saying that a £25million bid was rejected.
A new move now wouldn't be a huge surprise given that Allen should be much cheaper this time around, but a potential move for the former Liverpool man hasn't impressed many.
Fans have been taking to Twitter to feel that Allen is a Moyes signing rather than a Pellegrini one, feeling that a move for Allen would be pathetic and not exactly a show of ambition, with supporters hoping that the rumour is a joke or that he joins Watford instead.
Big fan of Joe Allen, but he is the type of player we'd have signed if Moyes was still our manager.— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) April 23, 2019
Pellegrini can attract much better players to the club than him. https://t.co/qnm9Pe0gOM
This has to be a joke surely— Jack Wood (@wood_j92) April 23, 2019
Why would we want him? Don’t we want to improve the squad?— Vince Pemberton (@pemberton_vince) April 23, 2019
Too old now and not good enough— hammerhead (@larryberyl) April 23, 2019
Let Watford have him. Please!— chris rowe (@chrisrowe54) April 23, 2019
Pathetic.— Mr R (@Happyhammer68) April 23, 2019
Hardly a step up— hammertime (@barry_usher) April 23, 2019
Next level or quite simply better than Obiang (not hard ) ? You decide https://t.co/hJRL0JKaxJ— West Ham Geezer (@WHUFCGeezer) April 23, 2019
When will we learn— Dan 父 Good (@DaniGood) April 23, 2019
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