West Ham fans react after hearing Pellegrini wants Joe Allen

A West Ham fan in a sombrero chants during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Leicester City at London Stadium on April 20, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

West Ham United are being linked with midfielder Joe Allen.

Joe Allen (4) of Stoke City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Aston Villa at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 23rd February 2019.

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.

Joe Allen of Stoke City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Norwich City at Bet365 Stadium on April 22, 2019 in Stoke on Trent, England.

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.

A West Ham fan in a sombrero chants during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Leicester City at London Stadium on April 20, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

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