The Lowdown: Moyes makes transfer demand…
The Irons are keen on making more signings for David Moyes before the closure of the summer transfer window.
Speaking candidly to the press, the Hammers boss issued a statement in which he alerted the club’s hierarchy of the need for more fresh faces ahead of a long and gruelling 2022/23 Premier League season.
West Ham opened their account for the campaign in losing fashion, falling to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of champions Manchester City at the London Stadium, with the home side having a few defensive worries.
The Latest: West Ham make Gallagher contact…
As per Steinberg, it appears that they have made a move for Gallagher.
Writing for The Guardian, he states that West Ham have made an ‘attempt’ to sign the former Crystal Palace star, enquiring over a deal to bring him to the London Stadium on loan.
However, they promptly received a reply, being told that Gallagher is not interested in leaving Chelsea.
The Verdict: Blow for Moyes?
Missing out on a temporary deal for the 22-year-old comes a slight blow for Moyes.
Where will West Ham finish at the end of 2022/2023?
Europa League place
As per WhoScored, Gallagher enjoyed a brilliant spell on loan at Selhurst Park last season, finishing 2021/22 as the Eagles’ best-performing player by average match rating (7.08), which would have put him third among West Ham’s squad.
The Englishman also racked up eight goals and three assists in the English top flight, prompting former Leeds striker Noel Whelan to dub him a ‘very exciting player’, so it’s disappointing for the Hammers that the midfielder has no plans to leave Chelsea again.
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