By Azeem Siddiqui

18th Sep, 2022 | 6:40pm

Maxwel Cornet joined West Ham over Everton to spend more time with family in London – Martin Tyler

Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler has reported that Maxwel Cornet decided to join West Ham over Everton to spend more time with his family.

The 25-year-old was heavily linked with a number of clubs in the recently concluded summer transfer window including the Toffees before eventually joining the Hammers [talkSport].

Commentating during the match between Everton and West Ham on Saturday (18 September, 02:37pm), Tyler said that it is surprising to see Cornet not playing the match despite producing more than decent performances ever since coming to London Stadium.

“Surprised Cornet hasn’t been given more chances to play despite his good performances,” he said. “Not to forget that he decided to join West Ham ahead of Everton because he wanted to spend more time with his family in London.”

Important

West Ham entered the season hoping to improve what they did in the previous campaign where they finished in the seventh position and played in the semi-final of the UEFA Europa League, eventually losing to champions Eintracht Frankfurt.

However, their 2022-23 campaign started on a bad note where they only managed to register four points from the first seven matches.

On Saturday, the Irons entered with little confidence against a struggling Everton side and after the first half, they were clearly second-best.

One of the areas where the Hammers struggled in the opening half was the winger’s department where there was not enough pace to give any difficulty to the home team’s backline.

To address that issue, David Moyes brought Cornet in the second-half and he came close to scoring, not once but twice but it was just not his day.

It was a decision which must’ve left a lot of West Ham confused as to why the 25-year-old did not start the match even though whenever he has got a chance ever since joining the club in the summer, he has been pretty impressive on the pitch.