West Ham has not made a massive signing yet this summer. With a rumor of this struggling star coming to East London, is David Moyes ready to revive him?
Football.London reported earlier today that West Ham and David Moyes might be pulling the trigger on former England and Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The now 27-year-old has been in a wrong way with injuries lately, but the 35-time-capped English international undoubtedly still has something left in the tank.
Last season Oxlade-Chamberlain only played in 13 matches, failing to make an impression. Still, during Liverpool’s league-winning season, he was critical down the wing, scoring five goals and assisting eight more times. Now, as West Ham struggles to find senior signings, a loan move for this once electric prospect seems to be the best move for both parties.
It is hoped by many that Matheus Pereira will still become a Hammer, but if that move falls through, this signing will be the next best thing in the eyes of David Moyes. Of course, many Hammer’s fans would love to see Jesse Lingard back in action, but if that permanent deal fails, the Gaffer may look at another revitalization project.
West Ham: David Moyes is ready to revive another struggling star
Although Moyes typically goes for the stronger and more physical type players, I.E., Tomas Soucek, and Vladimir Coufal, his recent successes with Lingard may sway his mind. The two English internationals are eerily alike on paper and the pitch, making this move highly probable.
Arguably, this move isn’t a popular one, but the truth is that West Ham needs depth. Signing Alex will give them more options on the wing and up the center of the center of the pitch. Even with the success story of Conor Coventry, and an always-willing Lanzini, the club still need more.
Whether this move happens or not is still to be seen; however, it seems very likely from the vantage point of Moyes liking to revive players and the need to players with cheap investment. If there is anything to remember, it’s that nobody wanted Jesse Lingard either, and look how that turned out. Until next time, COME ON YOU IRONS!