The latest on David Moyes’ supposed interest in bringing Queens Park Rangers’ Eberechi Eze to West Ham United has emerged.
According to Football.london, it is understood that the Scottish manager and the club’s board are ‘big fans’ of the young attacker and want to bring him to the London Stadium.
However, despite their interest in signing him, a transfer swoop for Eze is said to have been put on the ‘back burner’ by the Hammers.
That is reportedly due to the fact that the Irons are taking the view that they must focus on improving their ‘leaky defence’ in this transfer window before attacking reinforcements are signed.
The former Manchester United gaffer is placing particular importance on recruiting new faces to play in the full-back positions.
While the signing of Eze, who is valued at £8.1 million (as per Transfermarkt), has reportedly been put on the ‘back burner’ by the Hammers, it seems that he would make for an impressive signing if a move did happen.
During the 2019/20 season, the 22-year-old attacker featured in all 46 of QPR’s games in the Championship in which he bagged an impressive 14 goals and eight assists (per WhoScored).
Eze also turned in a stellar 7.36/10 average rating which would have left him as the best-performing player in West Ham’s squad in the Premier League, had he replicated the same form in the top flight (per WhoScored).
Should signing Eberechi Eze be a priority for West Ham?
No, we need defenders
Yes, I think it should be
In comparison with Jarrod Bowen, who was signed by West Ham from Championship side Hull City in January, Eze looks even more impressive.
For West Ham, Bowen took 1.8 shots, made 1.2 key passes and performed 1.2 dribbles per league match, whereas Eze took 2.2 shots, made 1.8 key passes and performed 3.0 dribbles per game in the league below across the season.
While the statistics are not comparing apples and apples as Bowen’s are in the Premier League and Eze’s are in the Championship, they certainly reflect the 22-year-old in a positive light.