League One side Lincoln will face West Ham in the 3rd round of the EFL Cup after narrowly beating Sheffield United on penalties last night. Hammers local rivals Fulham, who beat Tottenham on penalties in the second round, host Championship side Norwich while Chelsea scraped though against AFC Wimbledon.
Hammers very own 'Hairline Frankenstein' Danny Ings wants to "stay and fight for his place" at West Ham, well he must be the only one! Because the general concencus is that he is entirely unsuited to David Moyes's style of play and would have been far better off linking up with Sean Dyche at Everton, the two enjoyed a 'fruitful' partnership while they were both at Burnley.
There is definitely a good player somewhere in Ings, but that good player will NEVER flourish under Moyes which does rather beg the question as to why the forward was signed in the first place and by whom?
Once upon a time West Ham were known as the entertainers, the Academy of football was famous the world over and the Irons were everybody's 2nd team irrespective of who they supported. Unfortunately years of neglect and 'capital out transfers' became the order of the day from the Cairns family who owned the club and ran it like their main business, static caravans!
Brighton: Verbruggen, Webster, Dunk, Estupinan, Milner, Gilmour, Gross, Welbeck, March, Mitoma, Ferguson
Subs: Steele, Julio, Dahoud, Joao Pedro, Lallana, Adingra, Van Hecke, Veltman, Buonanotte
West Ham: Areola, Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Emerson, Ward-Prowse, Alvarez, Soucek, Paqueta, Bowen, Antonio
Subs: Fabianski, Johnson, Cresswell, Fornals, Cornet, Ings, Benrahma, Kehrer, Mubama
While most of the attention surrounding West Ham is on the much needed arrival of players since the departure of talisman Declan Rice, there is a growing acknowledgement that a 'train' of players may well depart ahead of the closing of the transfer window next week.
With only SEVEN DAYS to go Hammers recruitment drive is in full swing with D.O.F Tim Steiedten racking up his 'avios' in the private jet he currently uses to bring new signings on board. Fresh on the heels of James Ward-Prowse, Edson Alvarez and Konstantinos Mavropanos appears to be Mohammed Kudos.
West Ham are now close to agreeing a £38 Million deal for Ajax's Mohammed Kudus, as with any deal of this magnitude there were several 'complications' that needed to be sorted out, mainly agent and club related, but the player himself has handled the situation extremely well during the negotiations.
That was until a couple of days ago when 23 year old Mohammed Kudus decided he had enough of all the shenanigans. He outrightly denied that his demands were in anyway impacting on the deal he wanted completed, he did not want to be seen as someone who didn't want the move.