David Moyes ‘certainly interested’ in major coup, must beat CL club to deal

David Moyes is ‘certainly interested’ in a deal that would bring Christian Eriksen to West Ham this summer, according to Claret and Hugh [June 4].

The Denmark international recovered from a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 to sign for Premier League club Brentford in January on a short-term deal, and he was highly influential as the west London club achieved their best ever finish in 13th place.

But with his contract set to expire at the end of the month several clubs have showed interest in prizing him away from the Bees, including the Hammers.

Brentford have already offered the 29-year-old a long-term contract to stay at the club, but Tottenham are also said to be interested in bringing him back to the club on a free transfer.

West Ham are also monitoring the situation, but with Spurs already having a relationship with him and being able to offer him Champions League football it could be a tough sell for Moyes.


It’s very rare that a top player like Eriksen is available on a free transfer and attainable, and after missing out on him in January went Brentford took the plunge first the Hammers will be keen not to miss out twice.

Playing his best football as a number ten, he would slot in perfectly in Moyes’ system behind the striker and alongside Jarrod Bowen and his set-piece delivery would be another weapon that the manager would be keen on using.

Jesse Lingard is another target for that position but there are issues with his wage demands, and Eriksen would arguably be an even better option anyway.

But with that said the player’s relationship with Spurs makes it a hard deal to do. If the opportunity to get it done is there then it should absolutely be taken.

However if there is any doubt the club can’t dwell on it. He should no doubt be in the list, but the club must be realistic about the chances of getting a deal done and not waste any time.

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