West Ham fans in the Transfer Tavern finally had something to cheer about on Monday night as their side picked up their first Premier League win of the campaign.
Slaven Bilic’s men suffered three successive league defeats to start the season and the pressure was firmly on the Croat to turn things around, and in their opening game of the season at the London Stadium, he has got the ball rolling by leading his side to a 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town.
Second half goals from Pedro Obiang and Andre Ayew delighted those Hammers supporters lining up at the bar, and there may be further good news for the East London outfit in January, as a recent report from The Daily Mirror suggests that a possible move for William Carvalho isn’t completely dead just yet.
The 25-year-old has been at Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon since 2005 and came up through the youth ranks there to make his senior debut in 2011, which has paved the way for 157 further first team appearances for the club, in which time he has scored ten goals.
Yet the Portugal international was heavily linked with a move to West Ham over the summer but no deal materialised, and there has since been much talk from both sides in the aftermath revolving around the failed deal.
Yet recent reports suggest that the midfielder himself is still keen on moving to the London Stadium, but whether both sides can come to an agreement when the window reopens in January very much remains to be seen.
Landlord’s verdict: Much has been said following the failed deal to bring William Carvalho to West Ham, which has seen both sides threaten the other in some form since the August 31 deadline.
Yet what appears to have gone unnoticed are Carvalho’s feelings, and it seems that he still desires a move to West Ham, even if the two clubs aren’t seeing eye-to-eye following the summer saga.
This is sure to be a huge boost to manager Slaven Bilic, but he might find it tough convincing the owners to do a deal with a club that have threatened to report them to FIFA, amongst other things.
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