According to a report from the Sun, West Ham manager David Moyes is showing firm interest in signing Arsenal ace Ainsley Maitland-Niles. And some Hammers fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.
Moyes will be keen to bolster his ranks at the London Stadium this summer. Money is tight in east London, however.
And the Scot will have to sell before he can buy.
West Ham need to strengthen their defence and midfield this summer.
So Arsenal ace Ainsley Maitland-Niles would be a useful option for them what with the 22-year-old’s versatility.
The Sun claims that Mikel Arteta is willing to allow the Goodmayes born ace to leave the Emirates this summer. But his alleged £30 million asking price will undoubtedly be a problem for the Hammers.
The 22-year-old registered two assists in 20 Premier League appearances this season (Who Scored).
In those 20 outings, Maitland-Niles averaged 2.1 tackles, 1.4 interceptions, 1.6 clearances and 1.1 dribbles per game (Who Scored).
The versatile youngster really does have everything. He is incredibly mobile, possesses impressive stamina and has power and pace in abundance.
Maitland-Niles also fits into the category of young, hungry and with a point to prove.
But it is highly doubtful that West Ham actually have any chance of signing the 22-year-old. Especially with Tottenham also thought to be in the race for his signature (the Sun).
And some Hammers fans have taken to Twitter sharing their reservations about the report claiming that Moyes could bring AMN to the London Stadium this summer…
😆😆😆👍 We ain’t got £20 let alone £20m
— Silv (@Andysilve1) August 10, 2020
If true……….. it’s classic @davidgold & Sullivan. He’s worth £30m we’ll offer £20m just to show the fans that we are active in the transfer market but knowing full well that our offer will never be accepted. #WeAreNotGullible 😡
— Mark Deal 父 (@Deal770M) August 10, 2020
Don’t worry he said it was spurs interested in him yesterday. Anyone would think the guy was the players agent touting him to London clubs 😂
— #WelcomeMatt (@mattflack90) August 10, 2020
Well that’s a no then
— Brad Palmer (@Mr_BA6) August 10, 2020
That’s the kind of bidding our owners like. £30m…..I’ll give you £20m
— ⚒ Mike ⚒ (@WestHamDriver) August 10, 2020
haha never gonna happen
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) August 12, 2020
Firm interest lol. Attentive to the situation. Around £25m -£30m too much for West Ham
— Paul Anderson (@PaulAndersonNE6) August 10, 2020
Is he available on loan with an option to buy at £8m spread over 10 years? If not, can’t see us being interested
— Michael ⚒ Zdenek (@MichaelZdenek) August 10, 2020
20m would be sick but we’re not paying it
— Gabes (@gabeswhu) August 11, 2020
I would love this lad to come to us
— Spencer Robinson (@Spangle1972) August 10, 2020