According to a report from Wales Online, Leeds and Newcastle are now in the race to sign £40 million-rated Bournemouth winger David Brooks. And that surely means David Moyes now has no chance of bringing the Cherries ace to West Ham.
The Hammers are keen to sign the 23-year-old Bournemouth star this summer, according to Sky Sports.
Moyes will undoubtedly be on the look-out for attacking reinforcements this summer with ExWHUemployee having claimed that the likes of Felipe Anderson, Andriy Yarmolenko, Albian Ajeti and Manuel Lanzini could all be sold.
The first problem for West Ham, however, is their apparent lack of funds. Spending £40 million on Brooks would have been highly unlikely to say the least.
But now the Hammers might just have no chance at all.
D-Day for Moyes
Wales Online suggest that Leeds and Newcastle are in for the fleet-footed winger.
Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa is overseeing an exciting project at Elland Road. And the same can be said of Magpies manager Steve Bruce at St James’ Park.
A move to either Leeds or Newcastle would surely appeal to the talented Brooks.
And with that in mind, D-Day could be fast approaching for West Ham and David Moyes.
If the Scot truly wants to sign the 23-year-old winger, he must sell some of the deadwood quickly.
Moving on Anderson and Lanzini would probably raise enough funds to bring in the Bournemouth ace. But the Whites and the Magpies circling around the Bournemouth star will undoubtedly be an inconvenience for the east London outfit.
And it also could be argued that the Hammers boss should actually be strengthening other areas of his squad.
Either way, it seems as though Moyes now faces plenty of stumbling blocks ahead in the race for Brooks’ signature.