Crystal Palace ace Cheikhou Kouyate has told David Moyes that he wants to rejoin West Ham, according to ExWHUemployee. And some Hammers fans have reacted on Twitter to those claims.
The Hammers sold the 30-year-old midfielder to Crystal Palace for £11 million in the summer of 2018 (Guardian).
The 57-capped Senegal international joined the Hammers from Anderlecht in the summer of 2014. And he proved to be an instant hit in east London.
Things went south during Kouyate’s final 18 months at the London Stadium, however. And he was quickly moved on.
ExWHUemployee claimed on Twitter last night that the 30-year-old box-to-box midfielder has actually told David Moyes that he would be open to a return to West Ham, however:
Apparently they had a chance meeting not long ago and Kouyate expressed he would be keen to come back. Moyes likes him but Soucek has been bought now and other positions are a priority https://t.co/Y8CN4v9im5
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) July 31, 2020
In spite of Ex’s claims, West Ham should be going nowhere near Kouyate. The Hammers have a superb box-to-box midfielder now in the form of Tomas Soucek.
And the Palace man isn’t on the Czech ace’s level.
The 30-year-old was a decent player for West Ham. But that’s about it. The Hammers have moved on.
Some West Ham fans don’t seem to agree, however. They took to Twitter in their numbers, suggesting that they would happily take Kouyate back…
I’d love to see the original Kouyate back at West Ham.
— Gary Killington ⚒ (@gary_killington) July 31, 2020
Beast for us, loved the guy
— Scott Hall (@Gsxr7205) July 31, 2020
Crystal Palace are massive. Signing our cast offs who are keen to get away and come back to us. To be fair, I’d take him for 2 seasons as a backup cdm
— ⚒️Dave the Machine (@Dave_themachine) July 31, 2020
Always had a soft spot for him. Some big goals and performances from him in claret and blue
— BubblesFC (@BubblesFC3) July 31, 2020
Id love to have him back what a legend he is
— con ellam (@ConellamCon) July 31, 2020
Welcome home @PapiCheikhou 😘🙏🏼 we miss you xox
— Bradzoooooo (@bradley_eadon) July 31, 2020
cheikhouuuu, come home KING
— Frank Noble🏴🇬🇧 (@franknoble_) July 31, 2020
Love this. absolute baller
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) August 1, 2020