David Moyes will be hoping a social media post from target Amadou Onana is about a move to West Ham after journalist’s recent claim.

It has been widely publicised that Moyes wants to bring another central midfielder to West Ham this summer.

The Hammers boss saw Mark Noble retire and did not take up the option to sign loan ranger Alex Kral.

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Flynn Downes has arrived in a £12m deal as back-up to Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek.

But it is being widely speculated that this could be Rice’s last season with West Ham.

It seems Moyes and Rob Newman have identified Belgian wonderkid Onana as Rice’s long-term successor.

The potential move for Onana has seriously excited West Ham fans this summer.

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The Lille central midfield ace threatens to be one of the most dominant forces in Europe in his position.

Standing at a towering 6ft 5in, the 20-year-old is already a full Belgium international.

West Ham were recently said to be ‘increasingly confident’ of signing Onana (The Evening Standard).

West Ham saw their first two bids for Onana rejected by Lille and submitted a third of over £30m which reportedly remains on the table and crucially has not – as yet – been dismissed.

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Football writer Paul Brown recently claimed Onana wants to leave Lille for West Ham. And he even went as far as to claim it is ‘only a matter of time’ before the transfer happens.

So Moyes will be hoping a social media post from Onana is about a move to West Ham after the journalist’s recent claim.

West Ham have had to be patient waiting for a response from Lille regarding their third bid for Onana.

And if the claims that the young powerhouse midfielder wants to join West Ham are indeed true, then he too has had to show great patience.


Now it may well be clutching at straws, but Onana posted a Conor McGregor meme with the word “patience” on it.

West Ham fans are eternal optimists. We have to be.

So the popular Hammers Twitter account West Ham Central was all of us when spotting Onana’s post on Instagram and sharing it with fellow supporters.

In light of the recent claims there could be something in this.

Hammers boss David Moyes with head of recruitment Rob Newman. Photo: West Ham

Equally, Onana may just be a big Conor McGregor fan!

Make no mistake bringing Onana to the bowl would be a true statement signing.

The fact West Ham are even in for players like the big Belgian is just so refreshing and encouraging.

Fingers – and Hammers – crossed the club can continue to show patience to get this one done.


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