A cup triumph can work wonders for a football club, and with West Ham qualifying for the next season’s Europa League, they have instantly become a more appealing destination, writes the COS.
The Hammers’ remarkable journey to win the Europa Conference League, including their dramatic last-minute victory over a strong Fiorentina side, has left a lasting impression on neutral fans.
David Moyes, who has faced criticism in the past, has now etched his name among West Ham’s greatest-ever managers by securing the trophy and ensuring the club’s third consecutive European campaign. Some may even argue that he has surpassed the achievements of John Lyall and Ron Greenwood in the eyes of many supporters.
However, with the celebrations of the Europa Conference League triumph concluded, it’s time to refocus on the upcoming season and address the need for significant improvement in West Ham’s domestic form in 2022/23. One standout performer from last season, despite being part of a relegated team, was Harvey Barnes of Leicester City.
According to BBC Sport, Barnes emerged as Leicester’s top scorer, finding the net 13 times, and also contributed three assists. Such numbers would undoubtedly benefit a team like West Ham. As per The Telegraph, the Hammers are currently leading the race among other interested clubs to secure Barnes’ services.
If West Ham could successfully complete the deal, it would help ease the disappointment of losing their captain and talisman, Declan Rice.