West Ham United’s summer transfer window promises to be interesting, but the Premier League club’s position close to the bottom of the table means it remains to be seen what caliber of player they can attract, writes the COS.
Given this, it is not surprising that the Hammers’ new sporting director, former captain Mark Noble, is searching for top talent, presumably in the hope of securing their Premier League status. With 12 games and 36 points remaining for David Moyes’ side, there is still time for them to reverse their fortunes in what has been a challenging season. However, with no news on a full takeover by Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky, it is uncertain how much funds will be available, even if the team is relegated.
Recently, Birmingham City’s Troy Deeney revealed on the Kammy and Ben’s Proper Football Podcast that Noble has been making inquiries about one of his colleagues.
“George Hall is a wonderful, wonderful talent, I can’t tell you what he does great, but he does everything well. When you watch a game you go ‘who is that?’ Because he’s quick, he’s agile and he scores goals,” Deeney said.
“I’ve had a bit of stick actually because I did another podcast and I said that people have called me about him. As you know, in the industry these young players get a reputation and people start to do background checks. Mark Noble called me from West Ham, we were talking about Longelo and he said ‘while I’ve got you, what about Hally?’ and I said if you can get him, get him, he’s unbelievable. That wasn’t me saying we should sell him and I want him to leave, it’s just conversation that happens in football.”