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West Ham: Trossard could be Moyes’ own Foden

West Ham United are reportedly interested in signing Brighton winger Leandro Trossard this month and the Belgium international could be David Moyes‘ own version of Phil Foden at the London Stadium.

Moyes was reportedly keen on signing the exciting winger in 2022 and an exit from the Amex Stadium this month certainly looks to be on the cards after his recent fallout with manager Roberto de Zerbi.

Reports have suggested that the 28-year-old is keen to leave the Seagulls this month after a recent dispute with the manager, which saw him leave training to return to Belgium ahead of his omission from Brighton’s squad as they beat Liverpool 3-0 on Saturday.

With Moyes in desperate need of some more attacking quality at the London Stadium, as he looks to drag West Ham out of the relegation zone, surely he would consider another approach for a player of Trossard’s quality, especially after his superb start to the campaign.

Rio Ferdinand was full of praise for the Belgian forward on Vibe with Five after a superb performance in Brighton’s 4-1 win over Chelsea earlier this season.

He said (via Daily Mail):

“The best part of his game is being creative. He’s just scored a few goals lately, that’s not even his game.

“I think the creative and the approach play in his game is unreal. The only thing I was asking for before was a bit more end product and he’s actually doing that now.”

The former Genk star has seven goals and two assists in just 16 Premier League appearances this campaign, with WhoScored awarding him a 6.96 rating for his performances in the top flight.

For context, no player in the Hammers’ squad has scored more than three times in the Premier League this term, while Declan Rice is ranked as the top performer with a 6.91 rating from WhoScored, so it is clear the quality that Trossard could add to Moyes’ squad.

Should West Ham reignite their interest in the winger this month, then he could prove to be Moyes’ own version of Manchester City and England star, Phil Foden.

According to FBref, the City academy graduate is the second-most similar player to Trossard when compared to other wingers across Europe’s top leagues.

This season has seen the two tricky wingers register extremely similar stats with regard to expected goals and assists per 90 (0.45 vs 0.49), key passes (23 vs 22) and shot-creating actions (50 vs 55).

 

This emphasises that they are very similar types of player and considering that Foden is ranked as the fourth-best performer in Pep Guardiola’s side so far this season, Moyes would surely be foolish to turn down any chance to sign the £18m-rated Trossard this month.