West Ham supporters have been drowning their sorrows in the Transfer Tavern in the last few hours after seeing their side capitulate in the second half of their 4-1 defeat at Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.
David Moyes’ men went into their clash in North London having won one and drawn the other two of their previous three matches, results which put some distance between themselves and the bottom three. And they looked on course for another point on Sunday when Marko Arnautovic cancelled out Nacho Monreal’s opener midway through the second half, only for an Alexandre Lacazette brace alongside Aaron Ramsey’s strike to secure a comprehensive victory for Arsene Wenger’s side.
As such, there have been many disappointed Hammers supporters in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are sincerely hoping that their team can bounce back from a disappointing second half display when they host champions Manchester City next weekend.
In the meantime though, there has been much for our resident West Ham fans to discuss, not least recent reports linking their club with a move for Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini, who is out of contract at Old Trafford this summer.
And a possible reunion with manager Moyes, whom he worked under at both Everton and indeed United, could well get the best out of the £10.8 million-rated star (as per Transfermarkt) once again.
Ultimately, the 30-year-old was absolutely brilliant during his time at Goodison Park, netting 33 goals and laying on 26 assists in 177 appearances for the Toffees, 11 goals and six assists of which coming in what turned out to be his and indeed Moyes’ last full season at the club in 2012/13.
And it was during that campaign that Fellaini proved himself to be one of the most influential attackers in the division in helping Everton finish above Merseyside rivals Liverpool in the table, and thus earned him a big money move to United in the summer of 2013.
Yes, it hasn’t quite worked for the Belgium international at Old Trafford, but he’s clearly a player Moyes admires and ultimately wants in his squad, while he has also been of use to current Red Devils chief Jose Mourinho at times whereby greater aerial strength is needed in his midfield.
And with West Ham clearly in need of midfield reinforcements this summer, what with Cheikhou Kouyate often out of form and Pedro Obiang spending a chunk of this campaign injured, he could be the ideal man in the middle of the park.
Ultimately, Fellaini still has something to offer in the Premier League as evidenced by some of his efforts for United this term, and while he has perhaps played slightly deeper for the Red Devils as the years have gone on, one mustn’t forget the influence he had in the attacking third of the pitch for Everton.
And with Moyes seemingly able to get the best out of the Belgian star, a reunion with the Scot at West Ham could be exactly what Fellaini needs to keep his Premier League career going, and that can only be good news for our resident Hammers supporters.
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