West Ham United moved away from the bottom three this weekend following their 4-1 success at Huddersfield, with David Moyes side now a breathable five points clear of the relegation places.
Fans here in The Transfer Tavern were in jubilant mood as the likes of Manuel Lanzini and Marko Arnautovic ran riot in West Yorkshire, and the party extended long into the night as the Hammers faithful celebrated the much-needed win. Amidst the celebrations, our landlord managed to catch up with fans to discuss the transfer window, with new signings highlighted as a must if the club are to continue their rise up the table. Reports breaking today in The Northern Echo suggest their demands may be met, with Moyes reportedly keen on a move for Middlesbrough winger, Adama Traore.
The former Barcelona academy graduate has shown flashes of his ability since arriving at the club from Aston Villa in 2016, and his unpredictable ability on the ball has captured Moyes’ attention this month. Whether Boro boss Tony Pulis will part with the player remains to be seen.
Traore enjoyed a wonderful footballing education at Barcelona, and has the flair to become a top Premier League player in the near future. The 21-year-old needs a coach with the ability to harness his raw talent, but some will argue that Moyes is not the man to do this.
However the Scot has managed to draw the best from an unpredictable player in Arnautovic, with the Austrian finding a remarkable upturn in form following his appointment. If Traore is given the chance to move to East London, he must take it.
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