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West Ham: Moyes can earn the Irons a fortune by unleashing Thierry Nevers

West Ham United have produced some excellent players over the previous 25 years. Think back to Frank Lampard, Jermain Defoe, Michael Carrick, and Joe Cole all emerging through the youth system and becoming Premier League and England greats throughout their careers.

David Moyes hasn’t quite had the same group of youngsters to work with during his time at the club, although there is some talent amongst the under-21 and under-18 teams.

Last season in a Europa League group stage clash against Dinamo Zagreb, the likes of Sonny Perkins, Jamal Baptiste and Manny Longelo all started for the Hammers, and they could have a great future in the game if they can get the right opportunities.

There is one talent at the club who could go further than most, though…

West Ham signed Thierry Nevers from Reading in May 2021 after impressing at Premier League 2 level, in which he netted nine goals in two seasons for the Royals.

The move to West Ham didn’t disrupt his momentum, with the 20-year-old finding the net seven times in just 17 appearances, adding in three assists for good measure.

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Impressing at under-21 level is all well and good, but to see real development, players need to be thrown into men’s football. To that end, Nevers secured a loan move to Newport County this summer, with Moyes eagerly keeping an eye on his progress.

The Scot should be impressed so far, with the youngster averaging a Sofascore rating of 7.17 in his first three matches at the club, scoring once and registering one assist as he has helped Newport to win two of those games.

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Nevers has been dubbed “outrageous” while he was in Readings academy, and The Athletic’s West Ham correspondent Roshane Thomas has described the 20-year-old as “promising”.

He certainly seems to have the talent, proving it on many occasions in Premier League 2 and youth level, and it looks like he is beginning to grow into a player that Moyes will shortly be able to call upon for the Irons’ senior side.

At this rate, it seems certain that the Hammers boss will be working on a plan to bring him into the first-team squad from next season.

In doing so, he could earn the club a fortune firstly by negating the need to buy in a left winger, and perhaps also by selling him further down the line for a sizeable fee.