West Ham were right not to pay an extortionate loan fee in order to sign Chelsea ace Ruben Loftus-Cheek on transfer deadline day.

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That’s not to say that the 25-year-old Blues midfielder isn’t a top class player. He clearly is.

David Moyes has completely changed the way in which the Hammers operate as a club now, however.

Previous managers have thrown money at short-term solutions in order to fix long-term problems.

West Ham were allegedly interested in signing Ruben Loftus-Cheek from Chelsea on transfer deadline day (Photo by Jon Hobley/ MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

That approach has cost us dearly down the line. Just look at some of the players we had on huge contracts – Carlos Sanchez, Jack Wilshere, Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez spring to mind.

West Ham right to reject Loftus-Cheek deal

The 25-year-old Chelsea man was offered to the Hammers on transfer deadline day according to a report from talkSport.

 

It is alleged that the Blues were demanding a quite frankly ridiculous loan fee package that would have eclipsed £10 million (ExWHUemployee).

Now, if we had signed the Blues ace for £15-20 million on a permanent deal, it would have been a wise move. He is a very good player after all.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Chelsea (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Spending £10 million on having him at the London Stadium for just one season would have been money for old rope, however. David Moyes instead chose to bring Alex Kral to West Ham on a season-long loan. We have an option to buy the Czech ace next summer.

That’s a far better all around deal.

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The West Ham owners and David Moyes deserve credit for not caving to Chelsea’s demands. It would have been easy to appease the fans with what would have been a very good signing.

The correct decision was made for the good of the football club in the end, however. And it’s great to see that we are a club that now makes finically viable decisions with the future in mind.

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