West Ham supporters have had to endure a turbulent few seasons and it’s fair to say they’re not always handed what they’re promised.
As is customary with a transfer window, many names linked with a move to the London Stadium have proven to be false – while some deals look to be genuine but fall apart for a variety of reasons.
It is, of course, extremely frustrating for fans but often you can look back and laugh, although some sagas still get supporters irate a few years later.
Responding to a post on Twitter, West Ham fans have debated the club’s worst transfer saga that they can remember and a number of recognisable names have appeared, including Neymar, Carlos Bacca and Emmanuel Adebayor.
The most annoying this is, more often that not, these players linked with a move to east London end up becoming stars elsewhere in Europe or in the Premier League, making it an extremely bitter pill to swallow.
— Dan Hossack⚒ (@Thehoss84) May 31, 2018
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) May 31, 2018
Adebayor… purely because I was instructed not to go sleep dg
— michael sparling (@micksparlo) May 31, 2018
What about the hilarious ones like Heitinga? Didn’t want to sign for a relegation bound team then got relegated with Fulham
Kante, Laccazette, Carvahlo, Dendoncker
— not Ryan ⚒ (@amishgoatfarm) May 31, 2018
— Samuel Joseph Reardon (@sjdon16) May 31, 2018
Darren bent remember it being announced on SSN that a huge signing was imminent he was pictured at Upton park about to sign then spurs came in at the last minute then he changed his mind
If any West Ham can says anyone other than Drogba… their heads gone!
— Realistic Irons (@RealisticIrons) May 31, 2018