West Ham are reportedly eyeing a shock move to bring Andre Ayew back to the London Stadium on deadline day.
That’s according to a report from 90 Min who claim that West Ham are one of five Premier League clubs interested in signing the 33-year-old.
And there is no rush for David Moyes to get this one done before the January transfer window slams shut.
Ayew is available on a free transfer after terminating his contract at Qatari side Al Sadd.
The Ghana international joined the Hammers in the summer of 2016 from Swansea City for £20.5 million (BBC).
Injuries wreaked havoc with his West Ham career, however, and he was swiftly shipped back to the Swans in January 2018 for around £20 million (BBC).
Incredibly though, a shock return to East London could be on the cards for the forward…
West Ham eye move to bring back Andre Ayew
90 Min reckon that the Hammers, Southampton, Everton, Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth are all considering a move to sign the 33-year-old free agent on deadline day.
Now, let’s just get this out the way first – signing Ayew would hardly fit in with David Moyes’s supposed plan to implement a ‘Red Bull model’ at the London Stadium would it?
The Ghanaian wasn’t good enough for West Ham when he joined the club 6.5 years ago. So why on earth would he be good enough now?
My worry is that there are strikers out there available who would make huge differences for us, and we seem to be ignoring them.
Moussa Dembele is one of them who is available for a bargain fee, with Lyon desperate to sell, and Moyes is just sitting on his hands doing nothing.
West Ham re-signing Andre Ayew would be a hugely disappointing move, and would be a signal to the rest of the league that we really are throwing the towel in.
And in addition to that, if Moyes brings the Ghanaian to the London Stadium, I do not want to hear one word out of his mouth ever again preaching about how he only wants to bring young and hungry players into the club.
Signing Ayew shouldn’t even be under consideration from the Hammers.