According to a report in the print edition of the Sunday Mirror, a shock West Ham transfer update has emerged involving Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard.
The Lowdown: Moyes in forward hunt…
Irons boss David Moyes has set his sights on improving West Ham in January as they become linked to many new attacking additions.
The Evening Standard claim West Ham will be backed to bring in a new striker, top centre-half and potentially Lingard but it’s the Mirror who have now come out with, what perhaps is, the news of the day.
Should West Ham sign Hazard?
Definitely, get it done
No, he's past it
The Latest: West Ham ‘leading chase’ for Hazard…
As per their information, West Ham and Everton are ‘leading the chase’ for Hazard as he gets told to pack his bags and leave in January.
Real are desperate to get his £416,000-per-week wages off the books, so much so they are willing to accept half of their original £43 million asking price for the player.
Indeed, if any club can convince him to join on loan in January with an obligation to buy later, they will accept a final fee of £21m.
The Verdict: Get it done?
Signing Hazard for just £21m would have been unthinkable a few seasons ago, with West Ham legend Tony Cottee dubbing him ‘unplayable’ back in 2018 (Sky Sports).
However, after a spell of injury woes and failing to rekindle his previous Premier League form (The Mirror), the Belgium international is now in a totally different spot.
So much so, we believe West Ham are actually better placed looking elsewhere, especially considering the 30-year-old winger has been accused of laziness and a bad attitude in training by former teammates (John Obi Mikel to beIN Sports via Sky).
The last thing Moyes needs is a player of this nature disrupting the harmony of his squad, no matter his obvious quality in past seasons.
In other news: Journalist hints West Ham now in pole position to sign ‘world class’ striker, find out more here.
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