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Split reported over Depay move

David Sullivan and David Moyes are reported to be split over a move for  Barcelona forward Memphis Depay.

The Daily Mail  has reported in its print edition [13 August, pg. 113] that David Moyes has made it clear  he wants the Irons to pursue other striker targets whilst the co chairman may br ready to push ahead with a possible deal.

Depay is believed to earn  over £200,000-a-week and we reported yesterday via a London Stadium source there was only a five per cent chance of the deal going through given the manager’s reluctance.

Writing in his latest column for the Daily Mail, Matt Hughes shared the split in differences behind the scenes over a potential new move.

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With Moyes reported to be keen on other targets another striker can be added to his hopes to bring in a central defender, midfielder and left back before deadline day.

He told reporters yesterday that he wouldn’t put a figure on how many he wanted in despite knowing his requirements but it can be assumed from this that at least three are on his mind.

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14 comments on “Split reported over Depay move

  1. If this is true, and Sullivan is trying to influence our transfer targets or policy, Moyes should walk away from the Club, and I’d remain a Moyes supporter, if he decided to do so. We had 10 years of Sullivan’s antics, and it got us relegated once and had us flirting with relegation most years, before Moyes – and Moyes alone – brought stability to the Club. Sullivan has proven his ineptitude when it comes to transfer dealings. He should just let Moyes and Newman get on with the job, regardless of how frustrating transfer market activity currently appears to be. Moyes is right: if recruitment goes badly, it’s the manager that’s sacked. With that in mind, it’s only right that Moyes, rather than Sullivan or anybody else on the Board, has the final decision on all transfer decision.

    • He mentions players obviously because it’s obvious most would. Same in every firm isn’t it. I note you don’t mention the 11 years we have remained in the PL ljd.. All well and good being anti – no prob but let’s also be balanced. Maybe he showed his ineptitude by reappointing Moyes? I also note you fail to mention the story we did which points out that there’s a 95 pc chance he won’t be signed cos the manager isn’t sure about him. We tend to get rants when those who don’t approve of one side or another get the opportunity based on a story which may or may not be true. Sad really.

      • Sad?! Ranting?! I wasn’t ranting. To suggest that having an opinion is “sad”, suggests that some.opinions aren’t welcome. I could add to my “rant” by suggesting that getting rid of Moyes in May 2018, and replacing him with Pellegrini, was also an act of ineptitude, couldn’t I? Maybe not.

    • Whilst I’m happy with Moyes in charge (Including Transfers) he’s yet to prove ‘stability’ as he’s only had 2 and a bit seasons since his return. Both Pellegrini and Bilic had success initially before runs of poor form, injuries and lack of squad depth eventually led to their dismissal.
      BFS had West Ham in mid-table stability, I doubt any of us want a return to that sort of football?
      Hopefully, Depay to West Ham never materialises….

  2. I have NEVER rated Depay, not regarding his undoubted technical ability, but instead because of his on-the-pitch presence.

    Depay wants to get PAID and probably thinks that the world revolves around him and his social media presence. Financially secure, he is moving down the scales but still expects the big bucks. This is the guy that destroys team spirit as well as financially ruining clubs.

    This smells of the Pellegrini era and everything which is wrong in football. This for me should be a fat NO. Why is he a free agent and why aren’t the BIG clubs after him?

    • Totally agree, Cat. Doesn’t seem like a Moyes signing, more a Sullivan one. He tracks back less than Danjuma, who Moyes didn’t fancy for that reason. Can’t imagine this is on the cards and personally I wouldn’t want him anywhere near us.

  3. Over rule him Mr Sullivan, over rule him. Moyes knows how many Players he needs ! Rubbish, he ended up saying last Season, he had miscalculated how many he would need. Looks like he is in error again. If he gets five, we will still have a small squad.

    Buy the Players you need and dare Moyes not to play them all this time around, like he did last Season. Let’s face it poor old Dawson, Cresswell and Antonio would be fitter now, if he had of played his full squad.

  4. at the mention of depay in his press conference Moyes said, it’s not us, must be some other club. I don’t know about it that’s for sure.

  5. Well the article says clearly that this is only 5% likely with Moyes not backing it, so I am hoping that is a true reflection. At this crucial time, the board must defer to the manager to sign the players he wants.

  6. I don’t understand why people believe the club is trying to buy a player the manager doesn’t want. Moyes has categorically stated that he knows nothing about Depay so clearly Depay is not a player the manager wants. When Moyes has been asked about players he did want that the club was unable to sign for whatever reason he has had no problem admitting we were after them. When it’s a player we’re not after he has had no problem saying so either.

  7. Earlier this evening I had a look at the REAL Red Bull Model as Brentford smashed a disorganised superstar-packed Man Utd.
    Not a superstar in sight on the Brentford team, and although Man Utd are currently in a state of transition, it still doesn’t detract from the model that Brentford have been following and the young talent that they have acquired (players that we have also been linked to).
    This was an organised “Team” all grafting for each other versus a group of talented, over-paid misfits, who along the way have lost the fire in their bellies.
    This was proof if ever we needed it, that we need to get back on track with this so-called Red Bull model and stop drifting and colliding into the likes of Depay.

  8. Exactly right Hugh and I think Moyes would rather say nothing at all on transfer speculation wouldn’t he? as we know he likes to keep his cards close but there’s so much rubbish being printed based on guesswork by newspapers such as the daily mail that he’s being forced into commenting of late.

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