Well would you Adam and Eve it? Moysie und Steidten singing from the same hymn sheet? Strange but true, following the 'Maguire Impasse' it seems that 'Dithering Dave' has finally taken a shine to 'Ze German' as Hammers now appear to be full on in their pursuit of transfer targets furnished by Steidten, but equally as importantly also approved by his Dinosauriness!
With the Season only just started and the transfer window still open, talks of dodging a bullet might seem a bit dramatic, but that is exactly what appears to have happened to West Ham United in the last 24 Hours!
The club looked to have 'pulled the plug' on spending £30 Million with Manchester United for Harry Maguire due to the amount of time the deal has taken and the fact that there are STILL fiscal anomalies that have to be thrashed out between the player and his parent club.
Jesse Lingard, he who David Moyes pursued like a 'hapless teenager in love' is in training with West Ham and right in the Irons manager's cross hairs! Free agent Lingard who repeatedly rebuffed Moyes increasingly desperate attempts to sign him is now a free agent having left Forest at the end of a very unsuccessful year!
Hammers have finally completed the signing of midfielder James Ward-Prowse from Southampton for a fee thought to be in the region of £30 Million.The 28 year old England international has joined on a four year deal and looks set to make his debut against Chelsea this coming weekend.
"I'm buzzing to be here at West Ham United," said Ward-Prowse who joined Southampton at the age of eight and made 410 senior appearances as well as captaining the club, who were relegated to the Championship last season.
There was something all too familiar about Hammers opening Premier League fixture away to Bournemouth, a relatively bright start which featured a stunning strike from Jarrod Bowen was then followed by an ever decreasing defensive ring that ended up in most people's back gardens!
The game was screaming out for fresh faces from the bench to see off what would have been a very decent start to the new campaign, but instead David Moyes elected to 'keep his powder dry' until it was too late and the home side equalised after a spell of sustained pressure.
Bournemouth: Neto (c), Aarons, Senesi, Zabarnyi, Kerkez, Christie, Billing, Rothwell, Brooks, Anthony, Solanke. Subs: Radu, Mepham, Kluivert, Moore, Traore, Davies, Hill, Semenyo, Greenwood.
West Ham: Areola, Coufal, Aguerd, Zouma (c), Emerson, Soucek, Fornals, Paqueta, Benrahma, Bowen, Antonio. Subs: Fabianski, Anang, Johnson, Cornet, Ings, Ogbonna, Kehrer, Coventry, Mubama.
Those mischievous little tykes at the Daily Mail do love a good regurgitated story don't they?
Having milked the Declan Rice to Arsenal story within a couple of years of private schooling money banked, the Mail's 'lead' sports journalist couldn't wait to drop his bombshell. After all sitting on an explosive device can be quite disturbing, so 'letting' go of the Manchester City bid for Lucas Pacqueta was necessary to maintain his equilibrium.
On the 15th of April 1912 British passenger liner RMS Titanic, operated by the White Star Line, sank in the North Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. The captain, under duress from White Star's money men, continued at full speed in to an area that had already been flagged up as being full of massive Icebergs, he chose to ignore the warnings despite pleas form his senior staff.
Sensing they might be able to 'con' West Ham out of ridiculous money for 30 year old Harry Maguire, Manchester United are interested in signing Fiorentina's Sofyan Amrabat with their ill-gotten gains. 26 year old Amrabat would join Mason Mount in bolstering Ten Hag's restructured midfield engine room.
News is emerging today of a proposed joint bid from West Ham for 24 year old Trevoh 'Tom' Chalobah and 21 year old Armando Broja from Hammers 'feeder club' Chelsea.
Having just banked what will eventually be over £100 Million from the sale of Declan Rice who the club took on from the Blues early on in his career, Hammers are now looking to spend some of that cash for two Premier League 'acquainted' players.