West Ham allegedly failed to sign Layvin Kurzawa on transfer deadline day because we weren’t able to move on Arthur Masuaku first.
That’s according to a report from French publication RMC Sport who suggested that Hammers boss David Moyes was trying to flog the 28-year-old on deadline day in order to bring the Paris Saint-Germain ace to the London Stadium.
Foot Mercato claimed yesterday that West Ham were offered a late chance to sign the 29-year-old French left-back.
Considering our weaknesses in that particular department, signing the PSG ace would have been a shrewd move from the Hammers.
It didn’t happen though…unsurprisingly! Deadline day yesterday was a miserable day for everyone involved with West Ham, aside from maybe David Sullivan and David Gold who didn’t have to spend a penny!
However, it seems as though Moyes was at least trying to make things happen…
West Ham didn’t sign Kurzawa on deadline day because Moyes failed to move on Masuaku
RMC Sport claims that Moyes was trying to move on the 28-year-old in order to bring the PSG defender in.
Selling Masuaku would have 100% been the correct decision. He quite simply isn’t good enough to be playing Premier League football for a top six club.
The Democratic Republic of Congo international has concentration lapses all the time when he plays and his positional awareness is off the charts bad.
Whenever he is played in the left-back role it seems like he is just a disaster waiting to happen.
The sooner that Moyes manages to get rid of Arthur the better for all concerned with West Ham.
Perhaps the Hammers boss will be able to manage that in the summer. And once Masuaku is sold, the Scot can then go about bringing in a top-class left-back to provide more adequate cover and competition for Aaron Cresswell.
Whether that will be Layvin Kurzawa remains to be seen.
What is clear though is that West Ham absolutely must strengthen our left-back department in the summer.
However, whether Moyes will be backed to do just that is highly doubtful, considering our pathetic showing in the January transfer window.