According to a report from The Mirror (2nd August, page 64), West Ham boss David Moyes is making a late push to beat Southampton to the signing of Tottenham full-back Kyle Walker-Peters. And some Hammers fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to those claims.
Moyes clearly needs to bolster his left and right-back positions at the London Stadium this summer.
So Spurs ace Walker-Peters would surely be a useful addition considering the fact that he can play both roles.
And Jose Mourinho is happy to allow the 23-year-old to leave the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Times).
The problem for West Ham, however, is that Spurs value Walker-Peters at around £12 million, according to the Mirror. With funds tight at the London Stadium, Moyes must sell before he buys.
So unless the Hammers move on some of the deadwood quickly, they will undoubtedly have no chance of signing the 23-year-old Tottenham right-back.
Walker-Peters is a solid player, and at just 23, he will surely improve if given regular game-time.
Perhaps if Tottenham lower their asking price for the right-back, the Hammers might be able to sign him.
And some West Ham fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the report claiming that Moyes wants to bring the Spurs defender to the London Stadium this summer…
This is a non starter, I can’t see spurs doing business with us
— dean hodges (@ludowhufc) August 2, 2020
…. A) we haveno money …. B) if we had, no way will Levy ever deal with Sullivan
— Steve Davis (@RUsureIsaidthat) August 2, 2020
wow, amazing but would never happen
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) August 4, 2020
I suspect this is us doing Kyle Walker-Peters agent a favour in the hope it’ll help us maintain a good relationship (Diangana & Rico Henry’s agent)
Spurs wouldn’t sell to us even if we were prepared to spend £18m on a FB (more than our total FB spend in over a decade under GSB) https://t.co/qJmOiBmNte
— Irons In The Fire #GSBOUT (@I_I_T_F) August 2, 2020
After Levy pulled the plug on the Adebayor deal years ago I’m conviced doing business with us is a last resort 😂
We can’t afford anything like £18m. We’ve spent £16m on ALL FB’s in over a decade. Our owners refuse to spend money on our defense as it doesn’t sell season tickets pic.twitter.com/AhZTmioXHP
— Irons In The Fire #GSBOUT (@I_I_T_F) August 4, 2020
Left back is more pressing than RB in my opinion.
— Brownie (@WestHamMatters) August 3, 2020