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The new Antonio: West Ham should unleash Thierry Nevers

It’s no secret that West Ham are arguably one of the teams of the season in the Premier League.

It has been an incredible campaign that has seen them flirt with a top-four spot on occasions and witnessed a stunning run to the Europa League semi-finals.

David Moyes has got his side firing during his second tenure in charge and there seems to be no ceiling for his side as they chase success.

His diligent recruitment along with a fearless mentality has powered his team to some fine wins during the campaign, with many players contributing to the cause.

Next season will be different, however, as West Ham hero and club stalwart Mark Noble won’t be there as he is retiring at the end of the current campaign. There could also be fresh options in attack with the club lacking many options at centre-forward.

Will Thierry Nevers make the step up next season?

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Yes

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As a result, Moyes may save the club millions by promoting from the U23 squad, and he could well have an exciting player in the mold of Michail Antonio, who is ready to stake his claim.

Thierry Nevers is versatile and while primarily operating as a left-winger, he is adept at playing across any position along the forward line and this variety is what Moyes urgently needs.

With Antonio going through a bit of a scoring drought at the moment, netting only once in his previous 12 matches, Nevers may find himself involved sooner rather than later.

Academy manager Ricky Martin has dubbed him as “impressive” when he signed for the club and has “been on fire” in the words of Roshane Thomas alongside fellow U23 player Armstrong Okoflex which could tempt Moyes to see how pre-season goes and potentially give them an opportunity early in the campaign.

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Like Antonio, Nevers has a strong eye for goal, scoring seven times this season in a variety of positions which will make him more attractive to the manager in the long haul.

West Ham could have a new generation of youth talents coming through the academy, let’s hope they don’t go to waste.

AND in other news, Contact made: West Ham plot bid for 14-goal gem, he could become a £63m-rated talent

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