'Has to be surely, Go get Bowen!': Some Leeds fans react to latest transfer update

'Has to be surely, Go get Bowen!': Some Leeds fans react to latest transfer update – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Leeds United have suffered a massive setback in their attempt to sign Che Adams after their third bid for the striker was rejected by Southampton, according to reports from the Yorkshire Evening Post.
The report claims that Leeds had offered a substantial loan fee, and a £20m summer payment if the promotion was secured. However, it was turned down by the Saints.
Ralph Hasenhuttl has reiterated that Adams remains an important member of the squad, and that he won’t be sold in the January window. The 23-year-old started in eight Premier League games, and made further 10 appearances from the bench this season, and is yet to score.

Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to express their reaction, and many of them feel that it is time for Marcelo Bielsa to look for options elsewhere.

I don’t understand how that offer don’t get accepted move on now we got 6 days before we go against Millwall and with the way bamfords playing kiko is more of a goal scorer than him but #believe #MOT
— david bird (@birdyleeds) January 23, 2020

Pretty clear to those with a brain the deal needs to be NOT optional. I’d say this is more PR. Get ready for the unknown cheap option announced at 11pm 31st January.
You’re moist welcome
— (((Mark Hoff Hansard))) (@drasnah) January 22, 2020

Move on, or it will be another big failure, don’t think he’s a 20m player either
— James hodgson (@jimmythejimboho) January 22, 2020

If #lufc were smart, they would go after Dinamo Zagreb’s Bruno Petkovic.. Dinamo would be happy to get 3m until the summer and then 20 afterwards, don’t need him before CL qualis and is much better than Che Adams/Andre Gray/whomever anyway
— Nikola (@grabovac9) January 22, 2020

He’s definitely the player we need but they seem adamant that he’s not leaving despite our more than generous offer. How much longer do we pursue this one? Look what happened last Jan when we waited until the last minute and ended up losing out. A day or 2 more maybe then move on
— Iain Groundwell (@Hauxley1) January 22, 2020

If there willing to pay that go get bowen and freeman
— boogie (@bielsa1235) January 22, 2020

That’s it then. No point in holding out for this one any longer. know argument about if get promotion will be worth it but have to draw line somewhere. Let Southampton know that is final offer & can still do deal if they change their minds but that may not be the case soon. #lufc
— Watt The (@WattThe2) January 22, 2020

Walk away. He’s good but not so good we should blow £20m+ at the end of a promotion season. There are better options with prem cash. He’s not the only player that could make a difference right now.
— Leo1919 (@Leo19192) January 22, 2020

Move on. Should really have drawn a line in the sand ages ago, given their manager has been quite clear from the beginning that he has no interest in allowing him to leave the club.
— Mark Hollings (@markydh) January 22, 2020

Move on. I’d love Adams at Leeds but this offer is over and above what he we should be paying. Good effort by #LUFC but call a spade and spade and move onto other targets now
— Matt (@Idlematt) January 22, 2020

20 mil for one good season? Go get Bowen!
— paulnolan (@paulnol41894162) January 22, 2020

Has to be surely.. bid 5mil more than they paid, plus a loan payment and still turned down? Can’t go higher than that really can we
— Ashley Johnson (@AshJohnson20) January 22, 2020

Adams scored 22 goals for Birmingham City in the Championship last season. With Southampton refusing to offload their striker, Leeds should look for other options.
It has been reported that Watford striker Andre Gray has been targeted, while Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths is also on the club’s radar.

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ExWHUemployee shares what he thinks of the latest Dimitri Payet's rumours

ExWHUemployee shares what he thinks of the latest Dimitri Payet's rumours – originally posted on Sportslens.com
According to French outlet L’Equipe, West Ham United have registered an interest in bringing back French midfielder Dimitri Payet from Marseille.
The 32-year-old spent 18 months with the Hammers, scoring 15 goals in 60 games, before forcing a return to the Ligue 1 club in January 2017.
West Ham are currently short of creativity in the middle of the park, with Brazilian midfielder Felipe Anderson out injured, and boss David Moyes claimed after last night’s 4-1 loss at Leicester City that he could look to bring in a playmaker.
Payet has scored eight goals in 19 appearances for Marseille this season and is currently valued at around £13 million.
Will West Ham look to sign him again with the way he went on strike three years ago to force through a £25 million move back to France?
Club insider ExWHUemployee has reacted thus to the rumours on Twitter:

I think it’s classic agent work https://t.co/5Nr9ccLqb1
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) January 23, 2020

West Ham fans are divided in their opinions over a potential Payet return, though, and here is how some of them have reacted:

Pace and fresh legs needed and we look at Payet
— Bobby LaierJørgensen (@bobbylaier) January 23, 2020

He seems happy there and considering why he left, I can’t see it ever happening
— Ben Gillespie (@ChaseblueLoans) January 23, 2020

A club desperate for identity after selling its soul turning to a snake.
The Academy of Football needs to bring in some youth. Build some identity to get behind. Otherwise it’s all for nothing.
— ___jonnyg (@___jonnyg) January 23, 2020

we need anything we can get at this point
— TheYonderGoat (@TheYonderGoat) January 23, 2020

Man I hope we get him
— Clad (@CladMussel) January 23, 2020

I don't even care anymore
— John Bird (@johnbird65) January 23, 2020

Dimitri Payet will never return and play for West Ham.
He's still at the club he wanted to return back to. Marseille are currently 2nd, 8 points behind PSG.
We're in a relegation battle.
The Payet ship has well and truly sailed
— Club. West Ham (@ClubdeWestHam) January 23, 2020

Payet left last time because he had been lied to and let down by @davidgold & Sullivan. I would welcome him back with open arms. Best player I’ve seen at our club in my lifetime.
— Rich Graham (@RichGraham82) January 23, 2020

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'Fraud, absolutely stealing a living': Some West Ham fans rip into one player after latest display

'Fraud, absolutely stealing a living': Some West Ham fans rip into one player after latest display – originally posted on Sportslens.com
West Ham suffered their second defeat in their last three games after losing 4-1 against Leicester City in the Premier League at King Power Stadium on Wednesday.
Leicester, who are enjoying a fabulous 2019-20 campaign under Brendan Rodgers, returned to winning ways after suffering back to back defeats in the league.
Harvey Barnes opened the scoring and then turned into a provider for Ricardo Pereira on the stroke of half-time. West Ham captain Mark Noble made it 2-1 from the spot, but two goals from Ayoze Perez sealed all three points for the home side.
Many West Ham fans have taken to Twitter to express their reaction to Manuel Lanzini’s performance.

The Argentine has been very poor in recent games, and it was quite a surprise that David Moyes included him in the starting line-up ahead of Pablo Fornals.
The 26-year-old has looked the shadow of the player he once was this season, and his performance against the Foxes was so poor once again.
He offered very little on the pitch, and many West Ham fans feel that Moyes should drop him now. Here are some of the selected tweets:

@davidgold Can you not see our midfield is too slow and negative? Lanzini is a fraud, only good at set pieces! Haller is poor at holding the ball up, poor when clean through. No pace on the wings, slow Rb.
Only players I’d keep in that squad are Antonio,Rice,fab,diop,oggy
— James Seward (@James8189) January 23, 2020

I think most of the playes are trying hard but they are not good enough. There is difference in class between us and Leicester City due to bad signings and lack of ambitions by the board. The player that let me down the most is Lanzini.
— Haitham (@esWWOXS1dvFhR1P) January 23, 2020

Exactly we can’t create anything atm.
Lanzini looks finished Snodgrass you can’t rely on him consistently.
Payet can create chances all day long.
— Jonesy ☆ (@RockyWhu) January 23, 2020

We desperately need a centre midfielder. Noble looks like he can’t kick the ball off the floor anymore.
Lanzini… It pains me to say but he needs to be shipped back to River Plate.
A right back would also be nice…
— Club. West Ham (@ClubdeWestHam) January 22, 2020

A 4 for Lanzini is more than generous! He was shocking
— DTC 1972 (@darrentcalow) January 22, 2020

Lanzini your a joke. Someone tell me the last good thing he did in an Hammers shirt other than a goal against spurs nearly 3 years ago. Cause I can’t think of anything. No effort no passion, no desire. Pathetic. Shouldn’t even be on the bench.
— Billy Boland (@billyhammer4eva) January 22, 2020

Lanzini is absolutely stealing a living. What’s he on, 100 bags a week? Granted, Moyes has made some decent subs, but he needs to drop Lanzini next game. #LeiWhu
— West Ham Rambles (@WestHamRambles) January 22, 2020

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Report: Leeds eyeing January move for 27-yr-old who has six goals this season

Report: Leeds eyeing January move for 27-yr-old who has six goals this season – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Leeds have been linked with a move for the Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga.
According to Daily Mirror, Leeds want to bring in a replacement for Eddie Nketiah and they have identified the powerful forward as a January target.
Nketiah was on loan at Leeds from Arsenal this season and he made an impact during the first half of the season. However, the Gunners decided to recall him in January and now Leeds are short of options up front.
Patrick Bamford is the only goalscorer at the club right now but he hasn’t been at his best. He has been heavily criticised for his display against QPR recently.
Bielsa will have to improve his attacking options if he wants to win the Championship.
It will be interesting to see if they can agree on a deal for Assombalonga in the coming days.
Leeds are well placed to win the league this year and they must not waste the opportunity by being irresponsible in the transfer market.
Lack of transfers cost the Whites last season as well.
Assombalonga will add goals and presence to the Leeds attack and he will help them improve going forward. The Boro ace has scored six goals this season.
The 27-year-old scored 15 and 16 goals respectively in his last two seasons and he has proven himself in the Championship. He will be able to make an instant impact and Leeds could certainly use that right now.
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'Welcome to Tottenham' – Some Spurs fans react to club statement on £60m target

'Welcome to Tottenham' – Some Spurs fans react to club statement on £60m target – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose is a wanted man at Tottenham Hotspur according to various reports.
The Brazilian is expected to replace the injured Harry Kane this month, and the La Liga club have confirmed that he could leave following last night’s official statement.

Cambio de última hora en la convocatoria: Lobete (dorsal 35) entra en la lista en lugar de Willian José. El delantero ha pedido al Club quedarse al margen hasta que se aclare su situación #AurreraReala pic.twitter.com/aVYulGVRqY
— Real Sociedad Fútbol (@RealSociedad) January 22, 2020

“Last minute change in the call: Lobete (number 35) enters the list instead of Willian José. The forward has asked the Club to stay out until his situation is clarified.”
Willian Jose was left out of the squad that faced Espanyol in last night’s Copa del Rey clash, and some Tottenham fans think that means a move to North London is very close.
Here is how some of them reacted to Sociedad’s announcement on Twitter:

Any sociedad fans speaking English? What is there to expect if spurs sign this player
— Jack Jones (@jackjones920) January 22, 2020

He’s a spurs player according to Wikipedia pic.twitter.com/u5KWa7atT7
— Paul Anthony Farrell (@Fazinho71) January 22, 2020

Welcome to Tottenham pic.twitter.com/VogeJLTEi3
— Alex (@mcenriquerhee) January 22, 2020

So, it's true ? Willian is coming to Tottenham ?
— Marcellinus Bhanu (@MarcellBhanu) January 22, 2020

Hmm… interesting.
— Marcellinus Bhanu (@MarcellBhanu) January 22, 2020

How good is Willian dear sociadad fans? Will he link up well with son, lo celso, alli?
— DonMayurinho (@MayureshForever) January 22, 2020

pic.twitter.com/vTso8bVzvB
— Toby Tracey (@tobyyy23) January 22, 2020

Sociedad fans, is he any good??
— Warry (@WoahWoahSissoko) January 22, 2020

AS claims that the 28-year-old striker is expected to travel to London this morning in order to seal the Spurs deal, and it will be interesting to see what happens in the coming hours and days.
Willian Jose has a £60 million release clause, but Tottenham are negotiating for a lower fee, and a move looks to be on the cards with the player clearly keen following his refusal to play last night.

Tottenham and Real Sociedad are in advanced talks for Willian José. Spure are NOT going to pay the release clause (€70M) and are now negotiating with Real about the fee to reach an agreement. #THFC #Tottenham #WillianJosé #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 22, 2020

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'Magical, saucy, different class': Some Spurs fans drool over 23-year-old's latest display

'Magical, saucy, different class': Some Spurs fans drool over 23-year-old's latest display – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Tottenham Hotspur returned to winning ways after beating bottom-of-the-table Norwich City 2-1 in the Premier League on Wednesday.
The north London club ended a run of three league games without scoring when Dele Alli found the net before half-time. Norwich pulled one back when Teemu Pukki fired a second-half penalty past Hugo Lloris who was making a comeback after missing out three months of action through a shoulder injury.
However, Son Heung-Min scored in the 79th minute to earn all three points, and secure Tottenham’s first win since Boxing Day.

Many Spurs fans have taken to Twitter to express their reaction on Giovani Lo Celso’s performance. The 23-year-old started the game, and was superb for the north London club.

Different class and probably wondering what he signed up for
— N S (@APathNotTaken) January 22, 2020

Saucy
— Rickles (@burks_eric) January 22, 2020

Magical
One magic left, another one came
— Dnyanesh Mirikar (@dnyanesh_thfc) January 22, 2020

The best of a sorry bunch… #COYS
— Jason Diamos (@Mrmosman66) January 22, 2020

The player we all knew he was just needed the chance
— kavo (@sikavanagh25) January 22, 2020

The best player in a Tottenham shirt
— David Kamlesh (@david23kamlesh) January 22, 2020

It was yet another impressive display from the Argentine, and many fans have demanded the club to sign him permanently at the end of the season. In fact, Mourinho said a few days back that he expects the Argentine to be at the club beyond the summer.
He won the ball on a number of occasions, and set the hosts away for their opening goal. He was also involved in the build-up to the second goal by playing a clever reverse pass to Alli.
Lo Celso made four key passes, four tackles, one interception, two clearances, and played out 55 passes during the game, according to whoscored.com.
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Report shares why Nick Hammond was at Easter Road last night

Report shares why Nick Hammond was at Easter Road last night – originally posted on Sportslens.com
According to The Scottish Sun, Celtic head of football operations Nick Hammond was at Easter Road to run the rule over Hibernian winger Martin Boyle against Hamilton Academical last night.
The forward definitely impressed the Hoops chief, putting in a man-of-the-match performance as he had a hand in both Hibs’ goals to help his side to a 2-1 win.
Celtic are looking to boost their wings following the departure of Scott Sinclair to Preston North End.
Boyle’s pace and accurate crosses will definitely come handy at Parkhead, but Hibs won’t be looking to let their star player leave midway through the campaign, and it remains to be seen if Celtic will make a move in the coming days.

The 26-year-old has scored three goals and assisted three others in Hibs’ last four games, and his recent form has definitely caught the Hoops’ eyes.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon worked with the Australia international at Hibs, and a reunion could be on the cards this month or in the summer if Boyle keeps impressing.
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Fabrizio Romano delivers the latest on Tottenham's plans to land 28y/o star

Fabrizio Romano delivers the latest on Tottenham's plans to land 28y/o star – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Tottenham Hotspur want to bring in a new striker before the end of the January transfer window, and they have identified Real Sociedad’s Willian Jose as their man.
The Brazilian is expected to help provide quality cover for Spurs until Harry Kane returns, and Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has delivered the latest on the North London giants’ plans to land him on Twitter:

Tottenham and Real Sociedad are in advanced talks for Willian José. Spure are NOT going to pay the release clause (€70M) and are now negotiating with Real about the fee to reach an agreement. #THFC #Tottenham #WillianJosé #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 22, 2020

Tottenham need a quality finisher that can hit the ground running and fire them to a top-four finish, and the Brazilian looks like the perfect man for the job.

He has scored 52 goals in 121 games for Sociedad, and the fact that he was once on the books of Real Madrid speaks volume.
Spurs are currently nine points behind Chelsea ahead of tonight’s clash with Norwich City, and picking up all three points will go a long way to keep their dreams of playing in the Champions League next season alive.
Willian Jose can play as a target man and is also good with the ball at his feet, hence, he will be able to adapt to whatever style Tottenham decide to play at any point in time should they seal a move for him.
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'Good signing' 'Exactly what we need' – Some West Ham fans react to midfielder links

'Good signing' 'Exactly what we need' – Some West Ham fans react to midfielder links – originally posted on Sportslens.com
West Ham United boss David Moyes wants to bring back French midfielder Steven Nzonzi to the English Premier League, according to The Sun.
The Hammers are just a place above the relegation zone ahead of tonight’s trip to Leicester City, and they are level on points (23) with 18th-placed Bournemouth and 19th-played Watford.
Quality signings this month will go a long way in ensuring they retain their Premier League status at the end of the campaign, and Nzonzi could be a fine addition.
The World Cup winner has enough experience in the top-flight and will push the duo of Mark Noble and Declan Rice.
While he is already 31, having him on loan till the end of the campaign could do West Ham a lot of good, but going after him remains a gamble.
Some Hammers fans think Nzonzi has what it takes to improve their midfield, though, and here is how they reacted to the reports linking him with a move to the London Stadium on Twitter:

Would love him but ain’t happening
— West Ham (A)Way (@WESTHAM_AWAY) January 21, 2020

Not perfect but wouldn’t be the worst signing for the rest of the season. A big step up on Sanchez and rarely out through injury.
— Claretludo (@claretludo) January 21, 2020

Would be a very good signing if we managed to pull this off.
— Bradley Wells (@welsyb) January 21, 2020

Now this would be a decent signing
— Oliver Bruton (@olliebruton) January 21, 2020

Perfect solution so i doubt it will happen
— E20 HAMMER (@Under5ives) January 21, 2020

This would be a good signing imo.
— Chris Burrell (@deanashtonsfoot) January 21, 2020

Exactly what we need
— Darren (@Dazzairons) January 21, 2020

Good player get it done
— Mark (@ElvinWestside) January 21, 2020

Nzonzi has reportedly been offered a good deal by West Ham as he looks to cut short his loan at Galatasaray, and his parent club AS Roma won’t stand in his way.
However, he wants to play in the Champions League or Europa League, and he is keen to wait if suitors offering European football will approach him.
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Deal close: Phil Hay's latest update on 16-goal target will excite the Leeds fans

Deal close: Phil Hay's latest update on 16-goal target will excite the Leeds fans – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Leeds United badly need to bolster their forward line, and Marcelo Bielsa has even admitted that he needs to sign a striker this month.
Eddie Nketiah has returned to Arsenal after his loan spell was cut short, and as a result Leeds are left with only Patrick Bamford as their lone striker. While Bamford has done well, he has been wasteful in front of goal this season.
Leeds have tried and failed in their attempt to sign Che Adams from Southampton, and their advances for Andre Gray has been knocked back by Watford as well.

However, according to the ever-reliable Phil Hay of the Athletic, the Hornets are now open to letting Gray join the Yorkshire outfit on loan this month.
“They’ve enquired about Andre Gray down at Watford, they were initially told no about him, but Watford have now softened their stance and I think they’re now open to loan offers for him,” said Hay (The Ornstein & Chapman Podcast 20/1/20 19:30).

Gray has scored 16 goals in 89 games for Watford in all competitions since joining the club in 2017. The 28-year-old has a proven track record in the Championship, having scored 23 goals for Burnley in 2015-16.
If he can rediscover that form, he would be a superb addition for the Whites. The latest update from Phil Hay surely would excite the Leeds fans, and if a deal can be reached for Gray, the Whites must not hesitate to bring him to Elland Road.

According to reports from the Daily Star, Leeds are edging towards a swoop for the Watford forward. Leeds are also reportedly interested in signing Leigh Griffiths and Britt Assombalonga.
Whether Gray would be willing to drop down to the Championship remains to be seen, but the transfer update will certainly come as an encouragement for the Leeds fans.
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