Rod Fanni to West Ham: The transfer the journos are rooting for

Sam Wallace (The Independent): “Rod would be wonderful for West Ham. Any visitor to Upton Park will have heard the locals sing the song ‘East London is wonderful’ followed by something unmentionable, something else unmentionable, ‘and West Ham’. So here’s hoping that the Hammers are going to sign the man who is reported to be their latest transfer target. Step forward Rennes’ £5m-rated defender Rod Fanni.”

Martin Samuel (Daily Mail): “West Ham United are keen on a defender called Rod Fanni, who plays in France for Rennes and is valued at £5million. In straitened times, it is not known whether the club has the money for this transaction but, if they fall short, I am reliably informed the Headline Writers Guild of Great Britain are prepared to have a whip-round.”