West Ham and Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern have certainly endured contrasting campaigns, with the Toffees pushing for the top-six whilst the Hammers flounder at the opposite end of the table.
The two sides share similarities ahead of the summer transfer window though as both will be looking to bolster their squads and eye success next year, which has led them to both send scouts to a Europa League game tonight.
Turkish outlet CNN Turk state West Ham and Everton are amongst four English sides sending representatives to watch Besiktas clash with Lyon this evening, with former Arsenal man Oguzhan Ozyakup being the centre of attention.
Southampton and Aston Villa will also be in attendance this evening, with Lyon leading 2-1 from the first-leg last week, ahead of a firm battle for the player’s signature during the summer transfer window.
£10.63m-rated Ozyakup has impressed since leaving Arsenal five years ago in search of first-team football and has since earned 25 international caps for Turkey.
Our landlord is tipping the Hammers to win the battle for Ozyakup’s signature if they keep Slaven Bilic as manager, as the Croatian boss worked with the midfielder during his spell in charge of Besiktas.
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