David Moyes should try cheeky loan bid to bring Manchester City ace Josh Wilson-Esbrand back to West Ham in January, writes the Hammer.News.
The teenager has been making big waves at The Etihad, and has been handed a couple of big opportunities by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola in the Champions League.
Josh Wilson-Esbrand left West Ham United to join Manchester City back in 2019.
Had David Moyes been in charge at the time rather than Manuel Pellegrini, perhaps the Scot would have made more of an effort to do so.
The Hammers failed to offer Joshua Wilson-Esbrand a professional deal back in the summer of 2019. Manchester City swooped in and the rest is history (Claret and Hugh).
However, the Scot may have a chance to make up for Pellegrini’s mistake now.
Despite being given some minutes in the Champions League, the 19-year-old is still yet to play a Premier League minute for Man City.
The teenage left-back clearly won’t be getting any regular football under Pep Guardiola between now and the end of the season, with Joao Cancelo and Sergio Gomez ahead of him in the left-back pecking order.
From playing in the academy to featuring in the #UCL! ✨
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So a move to the London Stadium on loan in January would be great for Wilson-Esbrand in my opinion.
Moyes desperately needs to add some more quality options to his left-back ranks.
Aaron Cresswell is ageing and has regressed badly over the past 12 months, certainly from a physical perspective.
Meanwhile, Emerson hasn’t made much of an impact at West Ham since joining from Chelsea in the summer.
I think that Wilson-Esbrand would be a really good addition for the Hammers.
The young left-back looks like the real deal already. He is strong, quick along the ground and has incredible energy and stamina – basically all of the attributes needed to be a successful modern-day full-back.