By Mike Southey

26th May, 2022 | 6:10pm

David Moyes set for crunch talks with West Ham United star Kurt Zouma over big concerns

David Moyes looks set to hold crunch talks with West Ham United star Kurt Zouma, according to Claret and Hugh.

The online source has reported that the Irons boss has big concerns over the recent performances of the Frenchman as the Premier League season came to an end.

Zouma is currently going through court proceedings over his animal abuse, with outside threats starting to take a toll on his wellbeing.

Moyes is looking to map out a plan for his future, with the court case and everything before that a potential reason behind his drop in form.

There are no indications that Zouma is set to be sold by the Hammers, but there is a big concern that his performances will need to improve.

Rennes defender Nayef Aguerd is on the verge of signing for West Ham, and it is shared that he would likely be a first-choice defender – something that could see Zouma drop down the pecking order.

Needed.

Zouma has been targeted for months now, and he should have thought about that before he decided to abuse his own animal and record it for the world to see.

No one has defended his actions at the club, but there has to be a point where the likes of Moyes step up and put an arm around him to make sure he is 100% in it.

An exit is surely not on the cards, that would be a huge waste of all that time and money spent to bring him into the club last summer from Chelsea after months of trying.

Zouma will know that he needs to improve, though.

Hopefully, with a summer of rest behind him where he can take his punishment for his actions, he can then move on and concentrate solely on his football.

Only then will we likely see the best version of himself.

In other West Ham United news, a football finance expert has made a mammoth £200m Hammers claim amid recent speculation.

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