Moyes former central defender linked to Irons

West Ham boss is now being linked with former Toffee John Stones …well in The Sun anyway!

Dubbing their story an “exclusive,” the tabloid reckons the arrival of Bournemouh defender Nathan Ake at the Etihad, means the near £50 million signing from Everton whilst Moyes was in charge is likely to be on his way to the London Stadium.

Given that the manager was yesterday  linked with free signing central defensive free agent Malang Sarr by two reliable sources and that his most wanted player is Eberechi Eza at a possible £20 million, this one seems a serious shot in the dark based solely on the fact that the two were together at Everton.

The Hammers – as reported earlier here – are raising cash to try landing Eze and given that they have had to find £16 million to complete the Soucek deal we can probably comfortably ignore this one for the time being at least unless we were to raise unexpectedly high prices for some of our hopefully outward bound players.



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4 comments on “Moyes former central defender linked to Irons

  1. This cannot be true . He is the worst defender in the league . Mistake after mistake with no physical presence . Makes our lot look good . Why does Moyes think City are getting rid when they are desperate for central defenders .

  2. Does Moyes think this Peter? Nothing about him thinking anything in the article. Quite the opposite in fact.

  3. If MP was still in charge you could possibly see this or unless he thought of Stones as a central midfielder but we need to stop shipping goals and although most of Stones mistakes were when he tried to play out from the back, he is still a bit of a liability, £20m is a good price for his skill level which is undeniable but not as a defender.

  4. Don’t give any credibility to the source at all but if City were looking to sign Declan Rice I could see Stone being part of the proposal.

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