West Ham United have recognized Hull winger Keane Lewis-Potter because the ‘fundamental’ winger goal for the summer time transfer window, however Gerard Deulofeu stays a back-up possibility based on ExWHUemployee.
Now talking on his official ExWHUemployee Patreon account [May 9], Ex has shared that there are again up choices in case that doesn’t occur together with Ollie O’Neill from Fulham and former Watford winger Deulofeu.
“Nothing is shut,” he stated. “We haven’t put in a bid for anybody. Clearly we’ve got a shortlist of gamers we need to signal, however nothing is shut.
“Ollie O’Neill is somebody whose identify has only in the near past come up, from Fulham. We’ve at all times checked out a variety of gamers from there. There was the centre again [Tosin], there was Carvalho, there are a variety of gamers that we have a look at.
“Apparently Ollie O’Neill is somebody that has drawn consideration however the primary winger that I consider we’re after is Keane Lewis-Potter of Hull.
“He scored a superb objective on the weekend and the manager may be very eager on signing him I’ve heard. He additionally likes Johnson at Forest, however his price ticket is more likely to be quite a bit increased.
“Hull are in a bit of economic wrestle, they’re additionally confined to the Championship for one more season as a result of clearly Nottingham Forest are within the playoff locations. If Forest go up, which they’ve each probability of doing as a result of they have been one of many higher groups within the playoffs, then I don’t suppose they’d need to promote Johnson.
“So I might say in the meanwhile, Lewis-Potter is somebody to look out for. Deulofeu, the previous Watford and Everton participant, there may be some curiosity in him however he’s a bit older and a bit extra harm susceptible so I believe he’s extra like a back-up possibility, not essentially somebody that we might signal however perhaps somebody we might if we don’t get these first-choice targets.”
The summer time of insanity is formally underway it appears, and the club are more likely to be linked with an entire host of names over the approaching months in what is anticipated to be a really busy summer time.
Lewis-Potter is a typical Moyes signing. He’s younger, hungry, coming off a superb season and can supply attributes which are coachable too. It could be an excellent transfer and whereas £18m could appear excessive, individuals stated the identical about Jarrod Bowen and now it’s a cut price.
Deulofeu however could be a quite odd deal for the Irons to finish, contemplating his earlier struggles in England.
He had stints with Everton and Watford and whereas he had some good highlights and moments, which noticed Roberto Martinez as soon as describe him as ‘wonderful’, general he was fairly underwhelming. Now a lot older and extra caught in his personal methods, it could be a shock to see the club deliver him in for any motive aside from different offers not materialising.
In different West Ham information, Sky Pundit says West Ham star has ‘priced himself out of a transfer’ this summer time