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Hammers linked with shock Man Utd duo

West Ham have been linked with deals to sign two Manchester United players this summer in a new report from Eurosport.

The website’s transfer notebook is written by Dean Jones every week and he claims that there is interest in two stars currently at Old Trafford.

Defender Phil Jones and midfielder Nemanja Matic are both mentioned as potential targets once the window reopens.

A deal for a centre-half may be necessary this summer with Fabian Balbuena likely to leave the club.

But Jones is now earning over £100,000-per-week and we have established a dominant centre-back pairing with Issa Ogbonna and Craig Dawson with Fiop looking ok.

Matic is all the more confusing given that he’s also earning a hefty wedge and will turn 33 this summer.

He wouldn’t get in the midfield as a first-choice and paying a back-up over £100,000-per-week is the road to financial ruin!

Let’s hope we end up with just Jesse from United this summer.

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8 comments on “Hammers linked with shock Man Utd duo

  1. Sign them and we will be going backwards. Hardly fit the proclaimed masterplan. Havent we heard all this before ? An old old story. Be like back to the bad old days. Dont think so. Someone had space to fill with the usual.

  2. No thank you to both of them.
    Moyes has gone on record stating that he wants to build a young energetic team.
    Matic is quality but lacks the running power required for a counter attacking team.
    We don’t dominate possession often like his present and former club, not a good fit for me.
    Jones is too injury prone and hasn’t featured in a game for goodness knows how long!
    We signed Fredrick Alves as a back up central defender recently, we also have a young lad who Pellegrini signed out on loan, and young Jamal Baptiste who has been given a solid endorsement by non other than C&H blogger Terry Westley.

  3. I’ll await the predictable news stories put out by the Manchester Evening News:

    ‘Manchester United are confident of landing England international, Declan Rice, offering Lingard, Jones and Matic in a straight swap. Rice is said to be keen on the move having asked Manchester United players in the England squad about the club according to our sources.’

  4. No, no, no!!

  5. No and no thanks.
    These would be terrible signings!

  6. Sign them two so we can also put out a weakened team , just like last night !

  7. Eurosport should stick to snooker and tennis gossip.

  8. Matic is a quality “has been.”

    Jones looked good for a couple of games a few years ago….. but a total liability ever since.

    They will be a millstone round our necks for the next three years……

    No Mr Moyse!

    Stick to your principle signing of young hungry players.

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