By Joe Ellis

1st Apr, 2022 | 11:10am

West Ham want to re-sign Irish midfielder Josh Cullen

David Moyes is keen to re-sign Anderlecht midfielder Josh Cullen to bring him back to West Ham after two years away from the club, according to TEAMtalk.

The Hammers let the 25-year-old leave the London Stadium in 2020 for just £500,000 after making only three appearances for the first team during his time at the club.

The Republic of Ireland international came through the ranks at West Ham but left to join Vincent Kompany at Anderlecht where he has become a star in the Belgian league.

The Irons face competition from a host of Premier League clubs including Leeds United, Wolves, Crystal Palace and Southampton as Cullen waits for a return to the Premier League.

Makes perfect sense

It might seem odd to go back to a former youth player who didn’t make it at first but when you actually delve deeper, it might be a genius move if they can pull it off.

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His style of play is remarkably similar to that of Declan Rice who likes to sit and dictate the tempo of the game with the odd penetrative run into the opposition area to create a little bit of chaos.

If Rice leaves in the summer, then getting someone like Cullen in to replace him isn’t the worst thing the club could do.

He would also tick that crucial homegrown box when it comes to European registration rules if the Hammers qualify again next season either via the Premier League or winning the Europa League.

He’s clearly matured and found another level of performance and fans would love to see one of their own return to play a major part in the team.

In other West Ham news, £25million is being readied for Moyes to splash on this striker in the summer.

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