West Ham keen on a summer move for Ross Barkley

Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, and West Ham United are reportedly keen on securing his services.

According to 90min, the Hammers are in talks regarding a transfer for the attacking midfielder, and David Moyes is keen on a reunion with Barkley.

Moyes worked with Barkley during their time together at Everton, and he knows the midfielder’s strengths and weaknesses.

The 27-year-old was on loan at Aston Villa last season. He made an impressive start, but his form dipped drastically, and he struggled to hold down a regular starting berth during the second half of the campaign.

It is highly unlikely that Barkley will get first-team opportunities at Chelsea next year, and he must look to move on permanently this summer.

Moyes got the best out of him at Goodison Park, and the West Ham manager might be the one to unlock his potential once again.

The Hammers will be playing in the Europa League next season and need to add considerable depth and quality to their squad.

Signing Barkley for a reasonable price could prove to be smart business, and the transfer would be a bargain if he recaptures his peak form.

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