David Sullivan is said to be willing to push ahead with a deal for West Ham United to sign Barcelona forward Memphis Depay, according to the Daily Mail.
The newspaper has reported in its print edition [13 August, pg. 113] that David Moyes has made it clear that he wants the Irons to pursue other striker targets.
Depay currently earns over £200,000-a-week and is being touted around Europe, with the London Stadium hierarchy now split over a potential move.
Writing in his latest column for the Daily Mail, Matt Hughes shared the split in differences behind the scenes over a potential new move.
“West Ham’s hierarchy are split after being offered a cut-price deal to sign Memphis Depay from Barcelona this week,” he wrote.
“Co-owner David Sullivan is understood to be willing to press ahead with a deal he regards as good value for money, but manager David Moyes has made it clear that he wants the club to pursue alternative targets.”
West Ham United and its hierarchy need to find some middle ground soon.
We have seen far too many deals come and go this summer, breaking down at key stages before we can get them across the line and confirmed.
Depay is the latest name to follow the likes of Amadou Onana, although this one is more sensible.
Is the Barcelona man really good value for money as Sullivan believes? With his wages currently over £200,000-a-week, he would smash the wage structure at the club even lowering those.
Moyes will know that and will want players willing to fight for the shirt, with Depay not someone who necessarily makes us believe he is capable of that.
The defence is the main problem right now, and that certainly needs sorting before we start throwing out ludicrous wages to bring other players in who may not even be necessarily needed.