West Ham fans haven’t had too much to get excited about in recent years but comments from the agent of a global superstar have certainly caught the eye.
40-year-old Italy World Cup winner Gianluigi Buffon waved goodbye to Juventus this weekend after 17 years of service to the Serie A giants and is now looking for a new club.
While the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool are leading suitors for his signature, Buffon’s agent handed West Ham a shock boost by admitting his client admires the Hammers’ supporters – even writing about them in his book.
Naturally, those comments were quickly picked up on social media and fans flocked to have their say on the situation, although it’s fair to say opinions were varied.
While many were desperate to see an approach made, others didn’t rate the club’s chances of a deal and some even suggested that the club would be better to stick with Adrian.
Sign him up!!
— laura (@LorLor_27) May 18, 2018
Rather have Adrian and buy outfield players
— Jay (@jayneyland) May 18, 2018
He'll be a cup keeper if he comes, can't take Adrian off the top spot
— Parker (@joePARKER_) May 18, 2018
Be great for a season, raise our profile and attract others
— Vincent Bean (@VincentBHammer) May 18, 2018
He's past his sell by date
— Karl (@DreamartKarl) May 18, 2018
@davidgold… early Xmas present please
— Barry (@Barrynewfeb) May 18, 2018
He’s still a class goalie
— Brad (@BradHellyer1) May 18, 2018
It would be a dream!
— Ledrian Paulter (@LedrianPaulter) May 18, 2018
Would be so awesome to have him but naah…
— Juho Luomala (@Lomax_FI) May 18, 2018
Sign him up would be so good for the young players and around the club he loves West Ham already
— Joe Halford (@joe90halford) May 18, 2018
He’s in for a surprise then, London Stadium is nothing special in terms of atmosphere
— Ol (@UlvisWHU) May 18, 2018
Brilliant, a 100 year old manager and a 50 year old keeper…just what we need.
— Sean Balmford (@legsy65) May 18, 2018