Freshly crowned European champion after his victory against Fiorentina on Wednesday in the Europa League Conference final (2-1), West Ham will quickly have to put on the overalls. While its captain Declan Rice will leave the club this summer, as announced by the co-president of the Hammers earlier in the week, the London club is already working to find the identity of his successor.
According The Guardian, the profile of Mexican midfielder Edson Álvarez would have been targeted. Currently under contract with Ajax Amsterdam, the 25-year-old has established himself as one of the Amsterdam club’s managers since his arrival in 2019, and will leave for at least €45 million. However, this file promises to be thorny, Borussia Dortmund having also made it its priority to replace Jude Bellingham. The publication specifies that in the event of failure, David Moyes would have targeted other alternatives such as James Ward-Prowse, recently relegated with Southampton, or João Palhinha, currently at Fulham.