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Report: David Moyes unwittingly gives West Ham advantage over Palace in Eze chase
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Report: David Moyes unwittingly gives West Ham advantage over Palace in Eze chase

The Athletic have claimed that West Ham could hold an advantage over Crystal Palace in the race to sign Queens Park Rangers ace Eberechi Eze this summer because of David Moyes’s 4-2-3-1 system.

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Moyes will be desperate to bring in a talented attack-minded midfielder this summer.

ExWHUemployee recently claimed that Manuel Lanzini, Felipe Anderson, Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmolenko could all be sold this summer.

And QPR ace Eze would be the ideal addition for the Hammers.

Eberechi Eze (Photo by Dave Howarth – CameraSport via Getty Images)

The 22-year-old can play wide left, wide right or in the number 10 role.

West Ham have been chasing Eze since January (The Sun).

The QPR starlet was a standout player in the Championship last season.


The 22-year-old has racked up 14 goals and eight assists in 46 Championship outings for QPR (Transfermarkt).

Eberechi Eze (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

In those outings, Eze has averaged 2.2 shots, 1.8 key passes and three dribbles per game (Who Scored).

The Sun claims that QPR want £20 million for Eze. And that would represent excellent value for either West Ham or Crystal Palace.

The Athletic claims that the Hammers have an advantage over the Eagles, however. They suggest that Eze is more suited to playing in David Moyes’ 4-2-3-1 system at the London Stadium rather than Roy Hodgson’s 4-3-3 at Selhurst Park.

In truth, the 22-year-old is good enough to play anywhere and in any kind of system. But us West Ham fans like clinging on to any hope we’re given.

Let’s just hope that the Athletic’s report ends up being spot on.