Dean Windass believes that Ross Barkley would be a great alternative for Jesse Lingard should the Hammers fail to sign him permanently this summer.
According to Goal, parent club Chelsea are open to selling Barkley this summer, with the midfielder high on David Moyes’ shopping list.
West Ham’s chances of bringing Lingard back for next season appear to be hanging in the balance, whilst Moyes is keen on reuniting with the 27-year-old.
Barkley still has more than two years left on his Stamford Bridge deal, but spent last season at Aston Villa and isn’t likely to have caught the eye of Thomas Tuchel following just three goals and one assist in 26 Premier League appearances.
Prior to his Chelsea move, Barkley had come through the ranks at boyhood club Everton and was handed his debut by Moyes in his penultimate season at Goodison Park.
And Windass exclusively told Football FanCast that his former boss would lure him to the London Stadium:
“Now Moyes has stayed that could entice him.
“He would be a great fit for West Ham now Jesse Lingard’s probably not going to return – Ross is a number 10 in my opinion, so I think that would be a great fit for West Ham.”