West Ham United manager David Moyes was spotted in the crowd as Chelsea hosted Norwich City in their FA Cup third round replay tie at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, and Irons fans have urged him to sign Canaries attacking midfielder James Maddison, who is also a reported £20m target for rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
The east London outfit have been heavily linked with a move for Michy Batshuayi in recent days with Andy Carroll said to be wanted by the Premier League holders, but Moyes may have been more impressed with what he saw from Maddison even though the Belgium international was on the score-sheet.
The Evening Standard reported earlier this week that Spurs are keen on the 21-year-old, who has scored eight goals and provided a further eight assists in 30 appearances in all competitions this season, although any club that wants him this month will have to pay £20m.
West Ham supporters were quick to have their say on his display at the Bridge via social media, and while one said “would love him at West Ham”, another labelled him as the “next big talent”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
James Maddison of Norwich is a great player. Next big talent, sign him @WestHamUtd
— Corey Evans (@CoreyEvans83) January 18, 2018
James Maddison, Sign him up West Ham!
— Anthony (@antb93) January 17, 2018
Maddison sign him up #coyi
— ⚒ Marky Perkins ⚒ (@Supagrova1973) January 17, 2018
West Ham sign James Maddison please.
— Daniel Valentine (@_danvalentine) January 17, 2018
I’d sign Maddison up tonight ! Impressed of what I’ve seen but will cost more than £2m tell DS ?
— ⚒Olly⚒ (@oljay99) January 17, 2018
Definate penalty. Klose even admitted it. The best I've seen Norwich play for a long time. Let's hope they push on and keep Maddison (although I wouldn't mind him at West Ham).
— DP (@dpwhu) January 18, 2018
Highly rate Maddison, would love him at West Ham ??
— Jake (@JacobLewisP) January 17, 2018
James Maddison at West Ham yes please.
— Oli Jones (@OliJ17) January 17, 2018
Hope that Moyes is at Stamford Bridge to watch Maddison for Norwich and not Batshuayi, he's a cracking player and would love to see him at West Ham
— Liam Brown (@LiamSBrown) January 17, 2018