West Ham United were trying to sell one player in particular on transfer deadline day, but we failed to do so in the end.
David Moyes brought four new players into West Ham in the summer transfer window, but there was no activity on transfer deadline day in the end aside from the signing of Andy Irvine, who was immediately loaned back to Austrian side SK Austria Klagenfurt.
It’s a shame that the Hammers didn’t get one or two more signings over the line before last night’s 11pm deadline but it is what it is. The four players Moyes signed really are all top-class.
Perhaps the most frustrating thing to happen on deadline day was the lack of exits. The likes of Danny Ings, Maxwel Cornet and Aaron Cresswell are pretty much surplus to requirements at the London Stadium right now.
And it seems as though West Ham did their best to sell one of them in particular yesterday…
David Moyes desperately tried to sell his 13th most expensive West Ham signing on deadline day
According to TEAMtalk, the Hammers offered Ings, 31, to Everton on transfer deadline day.
At the same time, West Ham were trying to sign Hugo Ekitike from PSG – what an upgrade that would have been by the way!
Ings joined the Hammers from Aston Villa for £15 million in January (Sky Sports) – that makes him Moyes’s 13th most expensive signing during his two spells in charge at the London Stadium.
However, the striker really hasn’t worked out at all at the London Stadium. He doesn’t suit Moyes’s system one little bit and it’s clear that Villa got the best out of the deal.
Had West Ham signed Hugo Ekitike on deadline day and sold Danny Ings, it would have been stunning stuff from the club. It wasn’t to be though in the end.
Maybe Moyes will look into trying it again in January.