West Ham United are looking at signing banished Rangers outcast Brain Kinnear and Leicester teenager Gio Loureiro.
Many West Ham fans are getting restless over the club’s lack of transfer activity so far this summer.
But there is a clear drive to get a host of fresh young blood into the club following the arrivals of Pierre Ekwah Elimby from Chelsea, Armstrong Oko-flex from Celtic and Thierry Nevers from Reading.
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That trend looks set to continue with West Ham looking to sign young ex Rangers and Scotland Under 21 goalkeeper Kinnear and Leicester 15-year-old Loureiro.
Kinnear, who was one of five players suspended by Rangers over Covid protocol rule breaks, is without a club since being released by the Scottish champions.
He will be joining Leicester’s Portuguese youngster Loureiro – an attacking midfielder – on trial with a view to West Ham signing the pair.
Insider claims West Ham have taken banished Rangers goalkeeper and Leicester teen on trial
That’s according to an update from West Ham insider ExWHUemployee last night.
“We can exclusively reveal that there are two young players on trial at the club,” ExWHUemployee said on The West Ham Way patreon site.
“The first was covered on the podcast and that is Gio Loureiro a 15 year old attacking Portuguese midfielder from Leicester City.
“The other is Brian Kinnear from Glasgow Rangers who was one of five players suspended by the Scottish champions for Covid breaks this season.
“Kinnear is a Scottish Under 21s keeper. You will hear first how those players get on.”
Some supporters uneasy over lack of activity
While West Ham fans will be delighted they finally have a manager who is looking after the long term interests of the club, there are concerns the Hammers are leaving it late to get players signed to beef up the first team squad.
Moyes wants to sign Jesse Lingard and also needs at least one striker and a centre-break as his priorities.
Hammers fans are – as is not unusual during transfer windows – starting to have doubts whether co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold will give the manager sufficient backing in the transfer market.
But there are still over 50 days until the summer window closes.