Plenty of West Bromwich Albion fans have taken to social media to react to the news that the club are interested in signing Brentford striker Neal Maupay this summer.
The Express & Star claim that West Brom are keen on signing the 22-year-old, but face strong competition from Premier League newcomers Sheffield United and Aston Villa.
Maupay scored 28 goals for Brentford in all competitions last season and is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the Championship.
West Brom do not have the money to compete with Sheffield United or Aston Villa, but are keeping close tabs on the striker in case his move to the Premier League falls through.
Slaven Bilic has made signing a new striker his top priority this summer, after West Brom lost their two top goalscorers from last season – Dwight Gayle and Ray Rodriguez.
Gayle scored 24 goals for West Brom while on loan from Newcastle United last season, but the striker has now returned to his parent club, while Rodriguez scored 22 goals for the Baggies, but left the club to join Burnley earlier this week.
The news that West Brom have been linked with Maupay caused a reaction from Baggies fans on social media, however many fans are far from optimistic about the chances of the transfer happening.
Here is a look at the best reactions from West Brom fans on Twitter…
why would he pick us. Typical Albion interested in players they know they won't get
— darryl smith (@barrelwba10) July 12, 2019
What's the point in going for players we haven't a prayer of getting?
— John Russell (@Baggiejohn1) July 12, 2019
He will not come over to WBA if avfc and sufc after him too likely go to avfc he knows Dean Smith
— Michael Barnes (@Michael65101368) July 12, 2019
It doesnt matter about affording him because I'd imagine we can, its about whether he wants to come.
— Luke Pollard (@LukeyP_wba) July 12, 2019
To sum up, we're interested in someone we are almost certainly not going to get.
— Colm Brosnan (@ColmBrosnan) July 12, 2019
If we want him get a bid in, make him an offer, give him a decision to make, if we lose out to premier league competition fair enough but if sit back and don’t even try we’ve never given ourselves a chance
— Nathan Rushton (@Nathan_Rushton) July 12, 2019
Not realistic with our shirt button kitty… but at least good ambition!
— Sally Price (@SallyPrice4) July 12, 2019