West Ham eyeing 27-year-old Everton player as Toffees prepare clear out

West Ham United’s eagerness to bring the Declan Rice transfer saga to a close is driven by their desire to swiftly execute their own transfer plans once Arsenal officially sign the Hammers’ captain, writes the COS. While the Irons have already commenced their pre-season preparations, they remain in a state of limbo regarding incoming signings until the Rice deal is finalized.

With the 2023/24 Premier League season just a month away, time is of the essence for West Ham to ensure a seamless integration of new signings into the first-team setup under the guidance of manager David Moyes. The last thing Moyes wants is for late-window additions to disrupt the dressing room harmony on the eve of the new campaign.

One player who has piqued the interest of the club is Everton’s Alex Iwobi. Football Transfers reports that the Hammers have expressed their interest in the player, who had failed to fully realize his potential during his time at his first club, Arsenal, before making a move to Merseyside in 2019.

While it remains uncertain whether Iwobi himself would be receptive to a return to London, it is worth noting that he grew up in Newham, which is West Ham’s stomping ground. Returning to an area he is familiar with could be a tempting prospect should the Hammers succeed in persuading him to join the club.

Football Transfers highlights Everton’s own financial constraints and the need for them to offload several key players before making any significant purchases. If West Ham presents a reasonable offer for Iwobi, there seems to be no reason for the Toffees to decline it.

As the Declan Rice transfer inches closer to completion, West Ham is poised to shift its focus to securing potential reinforcements. The potential acquisition of Alex Iwobi would add depth and quality to their squad ahead of the new season, further bolstering their ambitions for success in the Premier League.