West Ham could make a move for Chelsea ace Ross Barkley this summer, according to a report from the Mirror. And some Hammers fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.
David Moyes will surely be keen to bolster his attacking midfield ranks at the London Stadium this summer.
Especially if he decides to move Hammers play-maker Manuel Lanzini on.
The Argentine has been awful since his injury in 2018, and it seems as though his time at West Ham could be coming to an end.
The Mirror that the Hammers could move to sign Ross Barkley at the end of the season, and Frank Lampard has allegedly given his blessing for the 26-year-old to leave Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea signed Barkley from Everton in January 2018 for £15 million (BBC). The 33-capped England international has gone on to rack up 10 goals and 11 assists in 77 games for the Blues (Transfermarkt).
This season, he has racked up five goals and four assists in 24 games for Chelsea. In 17 Premier League outings, the 26-year-old has registered four assists and averaged 2.1 shots, 1.3 key passes and 1.3 dribbles per game (Who Scored).
The former Everton man has been in great form recently. And he has worked with David Moyes before.
So a move to east London for the Liverpool born ace would certainly make sense.
Some West Ham fans have reacted on Twitter to the news that Barkley could be a summer transfer target for Moyes.
And some of them don’t seem convinced…
Ross Barkley would be a great option for West Ham in the number ten role playing off of Haller up front.
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) July 4, 2020
unreal player when he’s on…would be such a good signing
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) July 5, 2020
Barkley would be such a typical West Ham signing. He is exactly what we don’t need. Genuinely shocked, Ex.
— Patrick (@PBateman2011) July 4, 2020
100% would take him but doubt he would come to us….for the ones who don’t want him who do you think we are!? Fact is we are a team fighting relegation not Europe let’s just have a reality check….
— Woko Hammer (@ndjfriend) July 4, 2020
And you think Barkley would save us from relegation? Not a chance. We need Bowen type signings who will work hard and not injury prone
— Tony Cox (@doc9739rgj) July 4, 2020
He’s so Sullivan tho Ex – can’t you see that? Over rated, will be over paid and will, almost certainly, underwhelm. Ain’t it time we actually learned and scouted proper, up and coming talent?
— HM Iron (@TheHeadmaster1) July 4, 2020
How about Jon Jo Shelvey would he be a better fit? We did not replace Koyate when he move on and have struggled without a central midfield partnership
— Steve Collins (@scoll2u) July 5, 2020
I wouldn’t I’m afraid. I know he’s still young but he’d be another player “on the way down” after a spell at Chelsea.
I’d like to see a lot more of the likes of Cresswell, Byram, Antonio, Fredericks, Bowen…young British talent looking to make a name for themselves in the PL.
— Woody (@HammersFan02380) July 4, 2020
A big no, doesn’t influence games tgeee days.
— Trevor Drane (@trevelationd) July 4, 2020
I would take him great replacement for noble
— Ady Northfield (@x777ady) July 4, 2020
You know it makes sense
— stu mayhew (@stu_mayhew) July 4, 2020
I’d defo take Barkley in the Summer. Good player who could do really well for us
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) July 3, 2020
I think him and lanzini fighting for that position would be unreal competition for west ham but worry with his both there injury records and barkleys high wages
— Richard Lawrence (@RichardLawren17) July 4, 2020