Crystal Palace midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate has expressed his desire to return to West Ham United after meeting with David Moyes.
That’s according to ExWHUemployee, who claimed the chance meeting was used by Kouyate to take himself back to the London Stadium.
Moyes is said to have been a big fan of Kouyate, but now other areas are a priority for the Scotsman before the start of the Premier League in September.
ExWHUemployee claimed that the signing of Tomas Soucek means that the Irons can look elsewhere if they need too.
“Apparently they had a chance meeting not long ago and Kouyate expressed he would be keen to come back,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account.
“Moyes likes him but Soucek has been bought now and other positions are a priority.”
Apparently they had a chance meeting not long ago and Kouyate expressed he would be keen to come back. Moyes likes him but Soucek has been bought now and other positions are a priority https://t.co/Y8CN4v9im5
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) July 31, 2020
There is no doubting that Kouyate had a great relationship with the fans in East London, and he didn’t move far when sealing his switch to Palace.
Whether or not he could return is another story, with his current club and Roy Hodgson most likely wanting him at Selhurst Park.
The 25-year-old has averaged the second-highest WhoScored match average in his 13 Premier League appearances, with Michail Antonio.
Soucek has scored three important goals in keeping the Irons up, and that is while defending well and using his physicality to his advantage.
Kouyate has featured 35 times this season in the Premier League, with only six of those off the bench, clearly showing he is favoured.
He may want to move back to the London Stadium, but he will have to wait a little longer for that to happen if it does.
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