West Ham United allegedly want to sign Spanish left-back Jordi Alba from Barcelona in the January transfer window.
That’s according to a report from Fichajes who claim that Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to bring the 86-capped Spain international to the London Stadium.
And Barcelona are allegedly happy to move Alba on in the January transfer window.
Moyes will clearly be keen to bolster his ranks at the London Stadium this winter.
West Ham have made a terrible start to the 2022/23 Premier League campaign, and the addition of one or two top-class players in January would give everyone at the club a lift.
The latest transfer link seems like a really strange one though, for numerous reasons…
Reported West Ham move to sign Jordi Alba makes absolutely zero sense
According to a report from Fichajes, the Hammers are keen to sign the 33-year-old Barcelona left-back in the January transfer window.
Barca are allegedly trying to get his situation at the Camp Nou sorted out before the winter window opens.
This report surely has no truth to it though.
Firstly, Alba earns a whopping £186k-a-week at Barcelona (Salary Sport). There is no way that the Hammers will be able to pay the Spaniard anything like that.
Secondly, the Barcelona ace will be 34 in March. Moyes has always said that he wants to build a young, hungry, energetic and vibrant team at the London Stadium.
Too often in the past West Ham have signed ageing mercenaries looking for one final big contract. Not any more under Moyes and in fairness to him, he has proven that over the past three years.
Finally, West Ham already have Aaron Cresswell and Emerson. The signing of a young left-back with one eye on the future would make sense. The addition of a 34-year-old from La Liga clearly wouldn’t though.
This is one that I just can’t see happening. If West Ham signed Jordi Alba in January it would be a massive shock, that’s for sure.