According to a report from Football Insider, David Moyes has informed West Ham co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold that Manchester City defender John Stones is his top transfer target this summer. Chelsea are also said to be in the race to sign the 26-year-old Englishman.
Moyes desperately needs to bolster his defensive ranks at the London Stadium this summer.
Right-back and centre-back are two areas where the 57-year-old Scot really needs to strengthen.
And Manchester City ace Stones’s ability to play in both of those positions will undoubtedly appeal to the Hammers.
Football Insider claims that Moyes has already told the West Ham owners that the 26-year-old is his primary transfer target this summer. But the east London outfit could face competition from London rivals Chelsea for Stones.
ExWHUemployee claimed yesterday that the versatile defender is a top target for Moyes this summer.
Stones – a two-time Premier League winner played just 16 league games for Pep Guardiola last season. In those outings, he has averaged one tackle, 0.6 interceptions and 1.9 clearances per game (Who Scored).
He has clearly fallen out of favour at the Etihad. A move to West Ham might just help him resurrect his stalling career.
The 26-year-old is still a top quality defender. Sure, he has the odd mistake in him, but overall, he would be a huge upgrade on anything that Moyes currently has at his disposal aside from Angelo Ogbonna.
But with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard allegedly in the race to sign Stones as well, West Ham will have their work cut-out if they are to bring the 39-capped England international to the London Stadium this summer.