Date: 27th January 2020 at 7:55pm
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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.

Should West Ham United go in for Aaron Long again with an improved offer?

Yes, seems like a decent signing

Yes, seems like a decent signing

No, we need better than him

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.

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.