David Moyes and West Ham In Disagreement Over Summer Signing

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The West Ham hierarchy and manager David Moyes are reportedly not in agreement over the signing of Arnaut Danjuma from Villareal. Michael Antonio and Jarrod Bowen had stunning seasons in 2021/22. But they often looked knackered because West Ham did not have an adequate backup for them. As a result, they played for many minutes, resulting in fatigue. In order to alleviate this problem, West Ham have identified Arnaut Danjuma as a transfer target. 

Yesterday, it seemed they and Villarreal were close to finalising a £38.7 million agreement. Personal terms were agreed upon that time. However, it later emerged that David Moyes did not favour the signing at all in the first place.

Moyes is instead planning to sign winger Jesse Lingard from Manchester United, according to 90min. The Englishman had a brief stint at the London Stadium in the second half of the 2020/21 season, scoring 9 goals and registering 4 assists. Due to Bruno Fernandes shining his position, many expected Lingard to leave United that summer. However, he returned to Old Trafford and is now departing again after the conclusion of his contract. David Moyes saw his quality first-hand in 2021. It is evident that he is enamoured by Lingard and wants to bring him to his team on a permanent basis. 

Is David Moyes Making The Right Move?

Even though Danjuma is thought of as the more talented player, it makes sense why Moyes would go for Lingard. Moreover, Lingard is available on a free transfer. That would allow more money to be allocated for other issues in the squad. Personal terms with him were also proving to be a stumbling block, and time will also be saved. 

With this in mind, it may be a bit of a bummer if Danjuma goes on to have another great season for the Spanish club.

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