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Moyes opens Barkley door

David Moyes has opened the door to a shock deal to sign Ross Barkley after his release from Chelsea.

The former England international has left the Blues by mutual consent after failing to make any type of breakthrough into the first-team following his move from Everton.

He endured a stop-start spell at Chelsea and while he made 100 appearances in total, he only made 29 starts in the Premier League.

Moyes gave Barkley his debut at Goodison Park and it now appears that he could be an option for the Irons before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

The Irons have added to their attacking midfield ranks by signing Lucas Paqueta from Lyon in a club-record deal.

But Moyes has refused to rule out the option of signing the 28-year-old, who has won 33 caps for England, on a free transfer.

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Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s London derby against Spurs in his weekly press conference, as per Football.London, the Irons boss said: “I would never rule anybody out but I’ve got to say on Ross, I gave him his debut at 16 and he’s had a really good career.

“He’s played for England and played for big clubs. If it is not us, I wish him well wherever he does go.

“I think sometimes when you are in this situation, you have got maybe a little bit more to prove because you have to come back and show people exactly what you are.”

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5 comments on “Moyes opens Barkley door

  1. Sorry he was at Vilka on loan and they would not take him. He is not the player he was and even at his best I was never convinced he had the right attitude. It would spoil a perfect window if we ended up signing him. Just my opinion.

  2. Agree Johnham1 he has under performed everywhere and is a bit of a sick note too. At Everton he couldn’t keep his place and has not done so anywhere since. How could he improve us?

    • How could he improve us? We said the same.about Dawson. How many players who were under performing, outcasts or past their best have surprised us when they became part of the West Ham family and raised their levels.
      I think Barclay has quality and it just needs unlocking, he might surprise us all.

      • Andy you could well be very right but I would like to add that for me my concern when we signed Dawson was not his attitude (I knew he would out in the blocks win the headers) but my concern was his ability to play at the level at 32 (he was too slow etc..). My concern with signing Barclay is that he has the ability (technical very good) but for me he does not have the right attitude (like Fornals) and that has been proven, so I just feel just because it worked bringing in Dawson and saying it worked for Dawson is not really comparing apples to apples.to apples in the case of signing Barclay.

  3. Gallagher is a much better option-but at what cost???
    Can’t se either would be a replacement for Dawson tho.
    Dawson was often our best player and we’d miss his goals.

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