An agent has confirmed Aston Villa want to bring ‘sensational’ David Moyes West Ham target Gerard Deulofeu back to the Premier League.
Any West Ham fans who have followed the past couple of transfer windows will know that former Everton and Watford star Deulofeu has been a target for Moyes.
Well now West Ham’s rivals Aston Villa have joined the race to sign the 28-year-old winger from Udinese too.
The Hammers are only outside the relegation zone by virtue of goal difference and – ironically – Aston Villa’s equaliser against Wolves the last time out.
West Ham and Aston Villa have been linked with a host of signings already in this January window with former Hammers target Alex Moreno arriving as Unai Emery’s new left-back from Real Betis.
The Premier League is effectively divided in two this season with West Ham among the clubs struggling in a mini league comprising of the bottom eight.
Aston Villa, with new boss Emery at the helm, are up in the dizzy heights of midtable by comparison as we reach the halfway stage.
The business both clubs do this month could be key in deciding which direction they travel in the second half of the season.
Agent confirms Aston Villa want to bring ‘sensational’ David Moyes West Ham target Gerard Deulofeu back to the PL
West Ham desperately need to start scoring more goals with just 15 from their opening 18 matches.
West Ham have been heavily linked with a move to sign the Spanish winger who has impressed in Serie A (Calciomercato).
An “exclusive” report from Calcio Financial last year claimed West Ham wanted the former Barcelona playmaker in the summer window.
But now his agent has confirmed Aston Villa want to bring ‘sensational’ Moyes West Ham target Deulofeu back to the Premier League.
Alberto Botines has briefly spoken to Il Messaggero Veneto about rumours surrounding his client’s future.
“There has been an interest from Aston Villa, but nothing concrete,” the player’s agent confirmed.
The Spanish attacker has three goals and seven assists in 17 appearances across all competitions this term and his contract at the Dacia Arena expires at the end of next season.
Deulofeu has been described as ‘sensational’ by The Independent.
Moyes has confirmed he wants to sign a winger this month after the injury to summer arrival Maxwel Cornet.
So Deulofeu could certainly be in the reckoning given West Ham’s longstanding interest.
But Aston Villa may have a big ace card with the Spanish connection between Emery and the player.