West Ross Barkley’s eye for West Ham shifts as David Moyes wants to reunite with the Chelsea midfielder who brought Everton to the league table
- David Moyes is targeting Chelsea star Ross Barkley in a bold loan offer
- The West Ham boss led the midfielder to the Everton ranks
- Barkley has made six starts under Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge this season
- Chelsea are not expected to be thinking of leaving the British star on loan
- Moyes hopes Barkley will join as he tries to earn a Euro 2020 seat in England
West Ham manager David Moyes is planning an ambitious move to hire Ross Barkley at the London stadium on loan, reportedly.
Moyes led Liverpudlian into the ranks when the pair joined Everton, with Barkley starring seven times during his final season before leaving for his doomed Manchester United date.
Now the new boss Hammers is targeting a meeting with the midfielder after starting just six games for Chelsea under Frank Lampard, according to the Mirror.
Ross Barkley has lost a piece of the season after a foot injury and is connected with West Ham
He started the FA Cup game against Nottingham Forest last week, scoring in his first appearance since October, and has played all 90 again in the 3-0 win over Burnley, but will be eager to see if he continues to be chosen by the legend of the blues.
He suffered a foot injury that kept him out for some time and the likes of Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho and N’Golo Kante were gathered in front of him in the center of the midfield.
The emergence of young Mason Mount did not help Barkley’s cause either, and the former Everton star will be disappointed at how his progress has remained stagnant after a resumption last season – when he played 48 games under Maurizio Sarri .
He scored five times during that campaign and raised the Europa League, but now things seem bizarre for Barkley – who faces the prospect of losing Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 team this summer if he can’t keep his place.
David Moyes gave Barkley his debut with Everton in professional football and is excited about a meeting
Barkley was frustrated by the lack of a piece of the season with a foot injury in October
Chelsea are not interested in losing Barkley, even temporarily, as they are happy with their current depth.
But Moyes reportedly hopes an agreement can be reached to allow Barkley to file a complaint for the Southgate team. With Chelsea connected to AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, they could still be persuaded if they were to make an acquisition this January.
West Ham is back on its feet after a bad season that pushed them into the relegation zone, and Barkley has the chance to excel in midfield for them with Southgate watching closely.
So far Barkley’s frustrating campaign has seen him photographing topless dancing in a nightclub in Dubai during the international break in November, with his manager Frank Lampard admitting that the player “lacked professionalism”.