Everton are reportedly surprised that West Ham United did not try to sign one of their key players in the summer transfer window.

According to a report from The Athletic, Everton believed that West Ham would come in for their most valuable player after we sold Declan Rice to Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

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Rice moved to the Gunners in a massive £105 million deal, so Hammers boss David Moyes had pletny of money to spend this summer.

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The Scot then reinvested that money by signing two central midfielders – James Ward-Prowse and Edson Alvarez, as well as a centre-back and an attacking midfielder as well.

However, the Toffees thought that West Ham would go down a different route…

Premier League club surprised West Ham didn’t try to sign their £50m star in the transfer window

The Athletic reckon that the Toffees were expecting us to make an attempt to sign Amadou Onana in the summer.

West Ham were actually quite heavily linked with a move to sign the £50 million-rated Belgian before the window eventually slammed shut a few days ago.

However, Moyes was never going to bring him to the London Stadium after the arrivals of Alvarez and Ward-Prowse.

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And considering the fact that we paid just £64 million to sign those two players, I think we’ve got a far better deal than we would have by prising Onana away from Goodison Park.

He’s a good player, but £50 million sounds like an awful lot of money for someone with only one Premier League season under his belt.

West Ham manager David Moyes made the correct decision in the summer transfer window as far as I’m concerned.


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