Throughout the transfer window, West Ham United have been linked with a move for Championship full-back Rico Henry. However, David Moyes seems to have lost interest in the player for a surprising reason, much to the frustration of many Irons fans.
Should West Ham sign Rico Henry?
The 23 year-old, who is valued at just £1.8m by Transfermarkt, is 1.7 metres tall, and what makes Moyes’ point of view even more surprising is that Irons left-back Aaron Cresswell is the same height. The left-back, who is now playing at centre-back for Moyes, per Transfermarkt, has played in 35 out of the last 42 Premier League games for West Ham.
Therefore the reasoning behind losing interest in Henry, which comes from a trusted West Ham source, seems illogical. The Bees defender performed well in the Championship last season at both ends of the pitch, with an average of 1.6 successful tackles and 1.9 clearances per game, via WhoScored, whilst also supplying two assists.
Some Irons fans were unsurprisingly displeased with Moyes’ “ridiculous” reasoning for apparently turning down Henry, with one supporter feeling that he is “not the best of judges” on a player.
How some West Ham fans reacted to the transfer update on Rico Henry
David Moyes feels that Rico Henry is ‘too small’ is therefore unlikely to move for the Brentford defender.
— #GSBOUT West Ham News (@whufc_news) October 9, 2020
Because all the decent lb’s have always been massive…..right!?
— nevo (@crumplednev) October 9, 2020
Is this “too small” in the same way that Ben Yeddar was “too small”, who has scored 92 goals in 174 matches since we “tried” to sign him?
— Chris Burrell (@deanashtonsfoot) October 9, 2020
Same reason he doesn’t want to sign Messi…
— Adam Gooch (@AdamGooch3) October 9, 2020
Now it makes sense why he didn’t go all out for Messi! 👍😂😂😂
— Paul B⚒ (@paulb1960) October 9, 2020
He also didn’t rate Maddison after watching championship Norwich vs Chelsea
Although he may try to say otherwise but he’s not the best of judges
— Harry ⚒🇬🇧 #GSBOUT (@HarryTheHammer_) October 9, 2020
— Julie Ann (@julieanko) October 9, 2020
— brian miller (@miller75_whu) October 9, 2020
West Ham fans, is Moyes wrong to disregard Henry because of his height? Comment below with your views!
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