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Insider says West Ham still want Ross Barkley despite having approach rejected by Chelsea but questions wisdom
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Insider says West Ham still want Ross Barkley despite having approach rejected by Chelsea but questions wisdom

Reliable West Ham United insider ExWHUemployee has delivered an update on the club’s pursuit of Chelsea’s Ross Barkley.

West Ham have been linked with the Blues midfielder this week (The Mirror).

Hammers boss David Moyes is said to be keen on a reunion with the player who was coming through the ranks during his time at Everton.

West Ham desperately need reinforcements this month.

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West Ham want Barkley to solve midfield problem

The Hammers are short at right-back, in midfield and up front after a paltry £25million net spend in the previous two transfer windows.

West Ham lack energy, pace and athleticism in central midfield.

And according to reports Moyes feels Barkley could be the answer.

Now West Ham insider ExWHUemployee has delivered an update on the situation.

The anonymous Twitter and radio personality says the club are still pushing for Barkley despite an initial knockback.

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Insider delivers update and questions wisdom

Although he has his doubts Barkley is the midfielder West Ham actually need.

“Yes we are keen on him (Barkley) and h(ad) a loan offer rejected,” ExWHUemployee said on Twitter.

“It’s hard to say at moment (over possible transfers) as nothing is close.

“I agree, I think he is a bloody good player and would love him to join us but in terms of the “type” of midfielder we need I wouldn’t say he is it.”

And that just sums up where West Ham are at presently.

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Hammers must have coherent recruitment process

One of the reasons supporters are so disaffected is the club’s recruitment.

The owners have not showed the kind of ambition promised on leaving Upton Park for the London Stadium.

And when they have spent money there does not appear to be any sign of structured, coherent plan to build a team to last.

Instead the scattergun approach to transfers and long spells without adding to the squad sees West Ham lurch from the sublime to the ridiculous with just one or two injuries or poor results.

Moyes must be backed this month with quality signings or West Ham are in for a season-long battle against the drop.