West Ham supporters have been reasonably satisfied in the Transfer Tavern in recent times after seeing their side extend their unbeaten Premier League run to six matches with a 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace on Tuesday night.
David Moyes’ men went into their clash with the Eagles having won two and drawn the other three of their preceding five league games, a run which has put some distance between themselves and the bottom three. And the Hammers moved another point closer to safety with a hard-fought draw on Tuesday, with Christian Benteke giving Roy Hodgson’s side the lead midway through the first half before Mark Noble equalised from the penalty spot just before the break to clinch a point for the East London outfit.
Thus, there have been many satisfied Hammers in the Tavern in the last few days, and they are likely to be intrigued by a recent tweet from The Daily Mail’s North West football reporter Dominic King, which suggests that Moyes’ men tried their hand at a loan move for Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
The 20-year-old has been a regular feature in the Toffees first team this season with 36 appearances to his name in all competitions, although he hasn’t started any of their last four Premier League games to suggest that he is beginning to fall down Sam Allardyce’s pecking order.
As such, Moyes’ West Ham reportedly tried to exploit that situation by making a loan enquiry for the forward, as did fellow top-flight side Huddersfield Town, but both were reportedly ‘instantly rejected’ by the Toffees.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin was one of the 5 players in last night’s squad who Sam Allardyce said had been the subject of loan bids. Huddersfield and West Ham both enquired, both instantly rejected
— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) February 1, 2018
And this recent revelation is likely to further frustrate our resident Hammers fans, who saw their side bring in just two players during the January window, namely Joao Mario and Jordan Hugill.
Landlord’s verdict: Dominic Calvert-Lewin has failed to feature in just two of Everton’s 38 matches in all competitions so far this season, with seven goals and six assists seemingly underlining his importance in Sam Allardyce’s squad.
However, the 20-year-old has failed to start any of their last four Premier League games, and David Moyes’ West Ham reportedly tried to exploit that by enquiring about a loan move for the forward, only for Everton to ‘instantly’ reject the approach.
And this is likely to further frustrate Hammers fans, who saw their side part with the likes of Reece Oxford and Andre Ayew on deadline day despite their thread-bare squad in what appears to be an ultimately disappointing window for the East London club.
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