Supporters of West Ham United have reacted to a report which states that the Hammers have had a bid for New York Red Bulls’ Aaron Long rejected.
According to Sky Sports, a bid for the USA international to loan him in for a fee of $500,000 (£382,000), with the option to buy for $4.5m (£3.4m) in the summer, was lodged but then rejected (via West Ham News), leaving some fans furious.
Sky Sources: West Ham have had an offer for USA centre back Aaron Long rejected by New York Red Bulls today. Offer was $500,000 for loan until the end of the season with $4.5m option to buy in the summer pic.twitter.com/qcQRVVp81V
— West Ham News (@whufc_news) January 26, 2020
The two David’s discussing how much to bid ?? pic.twitter.com/zNgkHlPUR0
— ? Andy B ? (@northwesthammer) January 26, 2020
18th richest club in THE WORLD! Where is that money going?
— COYI!!! (@Nathanbi77) January 27, 2020
We’re are a joke?
— ? Oscar Wartiainen ? (@OscarVartiainen) January 26, 2020
Should West Ham United go in for Aaron Long again with an improved offer?
Yes, seems like a decent signing
No, we need better than him
The 27-year-old, American centre-back featured in 25 games in MLS for the New York club, during which he bagged himself two goals and zero assists (as per Transfermarkt).
With a 6.87/10 average rating across his outings over the 2019 season (as per WhoScored), many felt that Long was just not good enough, nor required for David Moyes’ side.
Wowza who on earth is he!!!!
— Scott Laws (@coachlawsy) January 26, 2020
Championship recruitment started.
— Daniel Bibby (@westhamdan1980) January 26, 2020
Preparing for the championship and most of our CBs inevitable leaving
— Samuel, Roberts ? (@Jedi_Hammer) January 26, 2020
Championship level player to pave the way for the sale of Issa Diop Otherwise why would we even need another CB
— Fade’n’die (@life_at56) January 27, 2020
What do we think?
While many supporters were quick to dismiss the New York Red Bulls man, he has been capped by his national side 16 times, during which he has scored three times, since his international debut around a year and a quarter ago (as per Transfermarkt).
However, with a market value of £3.15 million (per Transfermarkt), it is clear that he may not be at the level that West Ham fans would like their club to be purchasing at.