After an average season finishing 11th in the Premier League, the Hammers have been trying to bolster their squad for the upcoming season. The signing of Pablo Zabaleta will help the East London club’s defence but West Ham also need to concentrate on their attack.
The mere 47 goals they scored in the previous campaign is a testament to how the side has lacked some real firepower in front of goal.
20 year old forward Henry Onyekuru, who was also the joint top scorer of the Belgian Super League this season, may have been the answer to the Hammers’ attacking woes, and according to ExWHUemployee, one of West Ham’s famous ITK, the Nigerian forward was very close to joining the Slaven Bilic’s side.
Unfortunately, on the eleventh hour Onyekuru signed for Everton.
The news obviously didn’t go down well with the Hammers support online and it was evident when they started bombarding the ITK account with abuse and death threats on Twitter.
The situation went out hand as the ITK account was finally deactivated. Twitter truly is a brutal place if you’re famous and things go wrong for you.
Check out the mixed reactions below –
To any West Ham fans: I have heard this morning that Ex WHU employee has withdrawn his a/c due to death threats and abuse! This is terrible!
— Roy Oliver Jessep (@royjessep1) June 28, 2017
People actually celebrating that they've successfully hounded ExWHUemployee off Twitter. What a sad life they mus lead.
— Lee (@LeeWHU88) June 27, 2017
While I respect ExWHUemployee, he is a massive drama queen. There's a block button for a reason.
— Mitchell Pearce (@Pearcey_) June 27, 2017
Gutted ExWHUEmployee has left Twitter and that some of our fans have drove him to do so, all for telling us news we want to know about!
— Jack Lebeau (@JackLebeau66) June 27, 2017
@ExWHUemployee has deleted his twitter account due to criticism from fans about us not signing players. #WHUFC
— West Ham News/Views (@WHUFC_News_6) June 27, 2017
Why all the hate for @ExWHUemployee always been spot on with me and av been fortunate to meet him and was bang on if dont like dont follow
— ⚒ Gal ⚒ (@1972whufc) June 28, 2017