West Ham’s season has been pretty poor in all honesty and moves in the January window to improve things didn’t quite work out.
One January addition saw Jose Fonte move to the London Stadium from Southampton, whilst across the capital fellow strugglers Crystal Palace secured Mamadou Sakho on-loan from Liverpool.
Whilst Portuguese ace Fonte has struggled to provide a major boost to the Hammers, Sakho has excelled at Selhurst Park and has been a crucial part of Sam Allardyce’s side.
Having won 2-1 at Stamford Bridge recently, the Eagles significantly boosted their survival hopes with another victory last night- blowing away Arsenal in South London to secure a 3-0 win.
Social media was awash with praise for Allardyce’s side and West ham fans were particularly impressed with Sakho, with many of them expressing their woes that the Hammers signed Fonte instead of Sakho.
Fortunately for the East London side, Sakho’s signature is set to become available permanently this summer and it’s clear many of the fanbase want the Frenchman to move to the London Stadium.
We could've signed Mamadou Sakho. Instead we got Jose Fonte…
— Luke. (@LanzOnTour) April 10, 2017
Sakho is a world class defender
Was free to leave Liverpool in January
We signed Fonte pic.twitter.com/hZUqPDipKG
Wish we got Sakho over Fonte
— Alfie Grant (@alfiegrant6) April 10, 2017
@ExWHUemployee was we ever in for Sakho. He's been excellent for palace, him on loan until August has to be better business than 8m on Fonte
— james (@jameswhyte81) April 10, 2017
looks like Palace did much better taking Sakho than we did buying Fonte
— ⚒D-Hammer ⚒ (@lex_e_con) April 10, 2017
don't know why we bought Fonte instead of loaning Sakho
— Jack (@DeadIyLanzini) April 10, 2017
Sakho has been an absolute monster for Palace since January. And we got Fonte. SMH, fam. #coyi
— Adam Plom (@AdamPlom) April 10, 2017
Sakho has made such a difference to the palace side #fonte
— Dan_West Ham ⚒ (@dpwhufc) April 10, 2017
Mamadou Sakho > Jose Fonte
— ClassyDiafra (@ClassyDiafra) April 10, 2017