According to a report from The Daily Mirror (September 27th, page 70), West Ham boss David Moyes wants to sign Everton right-back Seamus Coleman before next month’s transfer deadline.
The Hammers boss really needs to strengthen his right-back options at the London Stadium this summer.
Ryan Fredericks quite simply isn’t good enough, despite his recent resurgence. We do have Ben Johnson of course.
But the 20-year-old is still very inexperienced and probably isn’t quite ready to be playing regular Premier League football.
An upgrade is required badly at right-back. And the Daily Mirror claims that West Ham boss David Moyes is eyeing a reunion with Everton ace Seamus Coleman.
The 31-year-old has enjoyed a great career at Goodison Park. It is claimed that Carlo Ancelotti could be open to selling the experienced Toffees ace this summer, however.
But David Moyes bringing him to the London Stadium would be rather strange move. It completely goes against everything he has said regarding player recruitment over the past few months.
The Scot has repeatedly insisted that he wants to bring in young and hungry players with a point to prove.
Coleman clearly doesn’t fit into that category. But he is still a very decent performer. And if we could pick the 31-year-old up for a decent fee, he wouldn’t be the worst addition in the world.
The Everton ace made 27 Premier League appearances last season. In those outings, he averaged 1.6 tackles, 0.9 interceptions and 1.3 clearances (Who Scored).
The Republic of Ireland international, who earns £70k-a-week according to Spotrac, is a naturally attacking full-back. And he could strike up a very potent partnership with Jarrod Bowen or Andriy Yarmolenko down the right hand flank.
It now remains to be see whether Everton are prepared to sell Coleman to West Ham for a reasonable fee.