West Ham United have allegedly made an initial enquiry for talented Burnley winger Dwight McNeil.
That’s according to a report from 90Min who claim that the Hammers face competition for McNeil’s signature from five other Premier League clubs including the likes of Tottenham, Newcastle and Everton.
West Ham manager David Moyes is expected to be a very busy man indeed in the transfer market this summer.
The Scot needs to bring seven or eight players to the London Stadium at the very least if we are to remain competition on all fronts next season.
Considering the fact that so many new signings are needed, Moyes would be wise to target players who can play in a variety of positions.
And the Hammers’ latest alleged transfer target certainly fits into that category…
West Ham make Dwight McNeil enquiry
90Min reckon that the Hammers have made an approach to sign the talented Burnley star.
TEAMtalk recently claim that Burnley were looking for around £30 million for McNeil but following their relegation down to the Championship, they surely won’t be able to get that much for the 22-year-old now.
McNeil is an old fashioned, left-footed left winger. He can also operate in left midfield or even in the left wing-back role.
The 22-year-old has been described as a sensational player by Lancs Live.
He did struggle for Burnley last term, however, bagging just one assist and zero goals in 38 Premier League games. That was a real drop off from his seven goal involvements in 36 games the season before (Transfermarkt).
Having said all of that, McNeil is still a very effective player, even when he isn’t contributing in the final third.
The young Burnley ace always puts in a defence shift and that will undoubtedly appeal to David Moyes. He possesses a truly exceptional delivery as well.
He averaged 2.1 tackles and one interception per game in the Premier League last season – very impressive defensive numbers for a so-called attacking player (Who Scored).
The 22-year-old really is a very impressive all-round player.
West Ham signing Dwight McNeil this summer would be very good business indeed in my view.