Hammers fans will be thinking ‘surely not David Moyes’ as West Ham are linked with shock move for Le Winker Moussa Dembele on a free transfer.
“I think in the end football comes around, it is a strange thing football, it comes around and you have got to be careful.”
That was the warning from West Ham boss Moyes after Dembele’s now infamous wink when he dived to get Aaron Cresswell sent off in the Europa League quarter-final clash with Lyon last season.
West Ham strode into the Europa League semi-finals with a superb 3-0 victory away at Lyon sealing a 4-1 aggregate win.
The odds had been stacked against West Ham when Cresswell was ludicrously sent off in the 1-1 draw in the first leg at the London Stadium despite barely touching diver Dembele.
To rub salt in the wound Dembele was caught on camera winking having successfully conned hapless referee Felix Zwayer.
That enraged West Ham boss Moyes and everyone connected with the club.
According to reports from L’Équipe and Get French Football News last month, Dembele heads up a list of five players Lyon are desperate to ship out of the club this summer by allowing him to leave for nothing.
Ironically Dembele is reportedly a longstanding former target of Moyes at West Ham as recently as last year (The Sun).
Surely not David Moyes as West Ham linked with shock move for Le Winker Moussa Dembele on free transfer
Moyes made it clear in his last couple of press conferences that he is desperate to add more goals to his “stale” West Ham side.
But Hammers fans will be thinking ‘surely not Moyes’ as West Ham are linked with a shock move for Le Winker Dembele on a free transfer.
But it is surely barely believable given the recent history between Dembele and the Hammers?
Not only would West Ham fans struggle to accept Le Winker of Lyon but the players might too.
Of course Moyes, as manager, might not be put off if he was truly interested in the striker, particularly as that episode had a happy ending for West Ham.
But this one can probably be consigned to the transfer window rumour bin alongside the likes of Memphis Depay and James Rodriguez. We hope!