In a teasing transfer development, a West Ham United source has lifted the lid on a new transfer priority for manager David Moyes this summer (Football Insider).
The Lowdown: Moyes eyeing summer deals
As relayed by club insiders Claret & Hugh, Moyes wishes to strengthen his squad with marquee additions and it is believed that the signing of a striker and a permanent deal for Manchester United ace Jesse Lingard are priorities.
Lingard recently returned to his parent club after a phenomenal loan spell with the Hammers during the second half of 2020/2021.
The Englishman racked up nine goals whilst assisting four others under Moyes and there is a belief that the Irons boss is ‘desperate’ to see him return to east London permanently (Evening Standard).
The Latest: West Ham source lifts lid on new priority…
According to Football Insider, an Irons source has claimed that West Ham and Moyes now have an ‘equally big’ transfer priority this summer alongside both the Lingard permanent deal and a new forward.
Indeed, West Ham are now apparently on the hunt for a ‘top level’ centre back with GSB now willing to spend big money to sign one this summer.
Moyes wants a commanding presence to marshal his back four and build his defence around with David Sullivan now ready to mandate scouting for elite defenders who could be tempted by West Ham.
The Verdict: Exciting…
While signing a new defender is debatably not as crucial as bringing in a new striker or Lingard, especially considering the lack of depth up front if Michail Antonio gets injured again, this still comes as an exciting claim.
It could highlight GSB’s ambition to provide Moyes with some strength in depth for the all-important 2021/2022 campaign – a season in which they will be competing in Europe.
A top level centre-half could certainly be a huge boost for West Ham and their manager and the notion West Ham are willing to properly back the gaffer comes as even more exciting.
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