It was a case of another one bites the dust for West Ham United today.
That’s after David Moyes target Kai Kennedy left Rangers to join Dunfermline on loan.
That’s despite Kennedy admitting earlier this week he was flattered by West Ham’s interest in him and raving about the prospect of working with ‘top manager’ Moyes.
West Ham submitted three bids for the 19-year-old winger according to the likes of Football Insider.
West Ham made three bids for Gers starlet who admitted being flattered by interest from ‘top manager’ Moyes
And West Ham insider ExWHUemployee also claimed the interest in the Rangers youngster was very real.
Indeed the player himself – and his agent – publicly commented on West Ham’s interest.
“It is extremely flattering that West Ham have made an offer for me and it would be a great opportunity to be able to work with a top manager such as David Moyes,” Kennedy told Football Insider.
“But I am a Rangers player until I am told otherwise.”
Insider, player and agent confirmed Hammers interest
And his agent Paul Tait confirmed West Ham’s bid.
“West Ham are very keen on Kai and they have shown that in their offers to Rangers,” Tait told Football Insider.
“There are a lot of clubs interested in Kai and we will have to wait and see what Rangers decide to do with him.”
Well Rangers have now decided what to do with Kennedy.
Another one bites the dust for West Ham
Kennedy becomes the latest in a growing list of reported targets West Ham have missed out on – or perhaps passed up.
That list includes – if reports are to be believed – the likes of Patson Daka and Olivier Giroud. And they look likely to be joined by Jesse Lingard who seems increasingly likely to stay at Manchester United.
There are also doubts over whether West Ham will be able to lure prime striker target Tammy Abraham to the club.
With Declan Rice having snubbed a new contract and no signings arriving as yet as the new season draws ever closer, many supporters are starting to raise concerns.
Particularly as West Ham desperately need at least three to four players in key areas ahead of a jam-packed campaign with Europa League football to contend with.