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West Ham to repeat Pogatetz howler with Michael Keane

West Ham United could be set to make a huge transfer blunder by aiming to sign from a Premier League rival…

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According to Football Insider, that rival is Everton and the player reportedly linked is Michael Keane.

The Hammers reportedly have registered their interest in the centre-back for January, with David Moyes being a huge admirer of his.

They were also linked in the summer but a move did not come to fruition.

It is thought the Toffees would listen to offers of around £10m to seal his exit from Goodison Park.

It’s another Pogatetz howler

This deal could be wholly bizarre for Moyes and his side, which currently sit just two points clear of the relegation zone.

That he would want to add one of the defenders responsible for nearly relegating the Merseyside club last season is puzzling, as the former Burnley man featured 32 times for a defence that conceded 66 goals.

Combined with the terrible value for money the deal offers, it draws comparisons with the deal to sign Emanuel Pogatetez on loan back in 2013.

The Austrian had a wholly dismal spell in the English capital, where he featured just six times whilst the club slumped to a mid-table finish.

Having forked out £500k for his short spell, it marked terrible value for money to sign a player clearly not good enough for their first team.

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West Ham United manager David Moyes applauds the fans

How many points did West Ham end the Premier League season with?

This feat could now be repeated but on an even larger scale.

Why Moyes would want to sign the “dead wood”, as labelled by Noel Whelan, from such a poor team, defies belief.

His display against the Irons at the back end of last season is a perfect example of why they should avoid the deal, where journalist Connor O’Neill labelled him “awful”.

Now his most recent performance in Everton’s embarrassing EFL Cup defeat to AFC Bournemouth on Tuesday stands as just another slither of what’s in store should he be brought into the London Stadium.

With a 6.1 SofaScore rating where he was torn to shreds by the Cherries’ second-string side, he is not good enough for West Ham.

This is a deal they should look to avoid as a matter of importance if they hope to progress on the European foundations they have currently built.

Article title: West Ham to repeat Pogatetz howler with Michael Keane

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