Reliable club insider @ExWHUemployee revealed on Episode 86 of the West Ham Way radio show that West Ham United are considering making a move to sign Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure this summer.
The 35-year-old is available on a free transfer after it was announced that he won’t be staying with the Premier League champions when his contract expires next month, and while his wage demands may well be beyond clubs like the east London one, he has offered an extraordinary proposal that could mean a deal is possible.
The Ivory Coast international leaves the Etihad having scored 79 goals and provided a further 50 assists in 316 appearances in all competitions, and while he might be in the twilight years of his career he could still be an important player for the Irons across the next one or two seasons, and a name that would suggest to others that they are looking to reach the next level.
We asked West Ham supporters to vote on our poll to see whether they would back a move for Toure this summer, and 61% said they would like to see three-time Premier League title winner arrive at the London Stadium.
Any potential new signings will have to wait until a new Hammers manager is appointed however, following the news on Wednesday that David Moyes’ contract wasn’t going to be extended and that he would be leaving the club.