West Ham United may turn their attention to the loan market in the final days before the window slams shut on Thursday.
What’s the latest?
That is according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth, via GIVEMESPORT, who claims that the success following Jesse Lingard’s spell at the club back in January 2021 is likely to encourage Moyes to try his hand in the loan market once more.
Speaking to GMS, Sheth said: “Remember that the loan market, as well, is still something that West Ham United may look into doing some business in. They’ve had success with it in the past. Jesse Lingard, a couple of seasons ago, came in and made a huge impact. So, I think they’ll be keeping their eyes on the loan market as well.”
A ninth summer signing?
The latest claim from Sheth is an astute one.
West Ham’s experience and success with Lingard paint the London Stadium as a positive place to develop and play your best football, which is an enticing opportunity from a player perspective.
A report from The Athletic earlier this week claimed that Moyes and co recently fell short in their attempts to bring in Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka to the club on loan.
But circumstances around United and their possible pursuit of Sergino Dest could cause a ripple effect that could see Wan-Bissaka leave on loan which would suit the Hammers down to a tee, with depth in the right full-back position needed.
As per the report from GMS, Conor Gallagher is mentioned as a potential loan option with game time at Chelsea not promised and the World Cup just around the corner.
Moyes could well exploit the loan market once again in what could prove to be a masterclass of the same ilk as Lingard’s spell at the club.