West Ham supporters have been hugely frustrated in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their side comprehensively battered 4-1 by Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday to slip to just three points clear of the bottom three.
David Moyes’ men went into their clash with the Merseyside giants off the back of a vital 2-0 win over Watford in their previous league encounter, a result which moved them up to 12th in the division and thus put some distance between themselves and danger. Yet the Hammers now sit just three points above the relegation zone as goals from Emre Can, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane sealed an easy victory for Jurgen Klopp’s side, with Michail Antonio’s second half strike nothing more than a consolation for those travelling West Ham supporters.
Thus, there have been several glum Hammers fans in the Tavern in recent times, yet they are likely to be intrigued by a recent report from The Daily Mirror, which suggests that their club are lining up a move for West Brom captain Jonny Evans this summer, who could be available for as little as £3 million.
The 30-year-old made the move to the Hawthorns back in 2015 after a decade-long association with Manchester United, and he has since gone from strength to strength with the Baggies by making 91 appearances for the club, 31 of which coming in their run to tenth place in the top-flight last season.
However, things aren’t going as well for Alan Pardew’s men this term with relegation looking increasingly inevitable, and if that wasn’t bad enough news, it would mean that Evans would be available for a reported £3 million this summer.
And West Ham are one side reportedly keen on a possible cut-price deal for the Northern Ireland international, with Moyes eyeing up a reunion with the defender after spending just under a season together at Old Trafford back in 2013.
Landlord’s verdict: Jonny Evans was linked with a move to Arsenal and Manchester City back in the January transfer window, that’s how highly rated the 30-year-old is and how well he has been performing for the Premier League’s bottom club.
And relegation, which is looking increasingly likely for West Brom this term, would see the Northern Ireland captain available for just £3 million this summer, in news which has reportedly attracted the attention of West Ham and manager David Moyes.
The two worked together at Manchester United back in 2013 and 2014 so the Hammers chief will know all about Evans and the qualities he would bring to his West Ham side, a side clearly in need of defensive reinforcements having conceded 50 goals this term, only Stoke City have shipped more.
But with Everton and Leicester City also thought to be keen, it remains to be seen what the future holds for the West Brom captain.
West Ham fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!