West Ham United boss has made his ambitions for transforming the Hammers clear.
Moyes wants to ditch West Ham’s incoherent, scattergun approach to transfers.
And the Scot has spoken of his plans to replace it with the Red Bull model of identifying young, energetic talent hungry to prove themselves on the big stage (Daily Mail).
Moyes’s Red Bull West Ham vision
West Ham’s January signings of Jarrod Bowen and Tomas Soucek are a tantalising glimpse of that vision.
And no sooner had West Ham secured Premier League survival with a 3-1 win over Watford than Moyes was spotted scouting reported targets as Wigan played at Charlton and QPR took on Millwall.
Since Moyes made his transfer policy clear there has been plenty of speculation over the last few months about who the Hammers would look to sign in the next window.
That window opens after the end of the season next weekend.
West Ham will undoubtedly look to sell to raise funds for new signings. And Moyes will be on the hunt for some bargains too.
So are these the Scot’s big six targets to turn West Ham into a young, energetic side in the Red Bull style Moyes admires so much?
West Ham have been heavily linked with the American left-back. Moyes further fuelled that speculation with his visit to The Valley to at the weekend. If Wigan are relegated as a result of an impending 12-point deduction, Robinson’s price drops to just £1.5 million according to Sun on Sunday reporter Alan Nixon.
Robinson’s teammate and PSG youth player Cedric Kipre is also said to be a Moyes target (Daily Mail). Moyes would have also seen the 23-year-old in action when he watched Wigan at Charlton. Kipre is a towering centre half with pace. And West Ham need another central defender with Fabian Balbuena and Winston Reid set to depart this summer.
West Ham are in desperate need of new fullbacks and have also been linked with Argentina international Gabriel Montiel. The River Plate right-back has been recommended to the Hammers by Manuel Lanzini. And Mundoalbiceleste claims West Ham are serious about signing the 23-year-old in a deal worth around £6million.
With the futures of Lanzini, Jack Wilshere, Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko all in doubt West Ham are in desperate need for a new playmaker. And Moyes has been linked with a keen interest in Championship star Eze (The Sun). West Ham were boosted when Queens Park Rangers director Les Ferdinand told talkSPORT that the club will have to sell one of their prized assets this summer. Eze is valued at around £20million but West Ham also have striker Jordan Hugill, who has enjoyed a successful season on loan at Loftus Road, to use a makeweight to get the price down by at least £5million. After watching Charlton vs Wigan at the weekend, Moyes headed straight over to watch QPR’s 4-3 win over Millwall where he was believed to be keeping an eye on Eze.
With Anderson expected to depart West Ham this summer (The Times) West Ham could pull off a coup by signing rapid 24-year-old free agent Fraser to replace him. The Mirror reported earlier this year that West Ham want to sign the former Bournemouth ace in the summer window. According to Whoscored.com only Manchester City’s world class midfield superstar Kevin de Bruyne has created more clear cut chances for his teammates than Fraser over the last two seasons.
Ollie Watkins or Serhou Guirassy
Moyes is said to be keen to sign Brentford’s 25-goal striker Watkins (The Sun). But that deal will all depend on whether the Bees are promoted to the Premier League, either automatically on Wednesday or via the play-offs. West Ham will have to pay at least £20million for Watkins if Brentford don’t join the Hammers in the Premier League next season. If that deal is off the cards, it appears Moyes has been making moves for former France youth star Serhou Guirassy.
When speaking to But Football Club, Amiens president Bernard Joannin claimed West Ham have made an offer to sign Guirassy ahead of the summer transfer window. The Hammers have been tracking the Amiens hitman for quite some time now. According to a report from L’Equipe, West Ham have already made multiple bids for the Frenchman, with Amiens thought to be holding out for £18 million.