David Moyes ‘pushing West Ham to sign Man United’s forgotten man Phil Jones on a free transfer’

West Ham boss David Moyes is looking to reunite with Phil Jones at the London Stadium this summer, according to reports.

Moyes worked with Jones while manager of Manchester United between 2013-14, before he was eventually sacked after struggling to live up to the billing as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor.

And according to Eurosport, Moyes is keen to work with Jones again and is pushing West Ham to sign United’s forgotten centre back on a free transfer.


Man United’s Phil Jones has emerged as a transfer target for West Ham boss David Moyes


United are reportedly considering whether to let Jones, whose contract expires in 2023, leave on a free transfer this summer to open up space within their squad and trim the wage bill in their bid to build upon the arrivals of Jadon Sancho and the imminent signing of Raphael Varane.

The Hammers are waiting to discover whether Jones would be up for the challenge, and are considering offering him a highly-incentivised contract to join the club.

It has been reported that West Ham would offer Jones a low base salary but with tempting add-ons based on appearances.

Jones’ injury record serves as a concern for the Hammers, with the 29-year-old having not featured for United’s first team for 18 months now due to a long-standing knee problem.

Moyes is desperate to build upon West Ham’s sixth-placed finish in last term’s Premier League

Jones also has interest from Newcastle, and is desperate to enjoy regular action again in the Premier League.

Jones has played 224 times for United since joining from Blackburn in 2011, winning one Premier League title under legendary manager Ferguson, one FA Cup and the Europa League. 

While Moyes wants to bring in a central defender, he is also looking to sign a midfielder and striker this summer.

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has reportedly attracted interest from the Hammers, while they are also keen on West Brom’s exciting playmaker Matheus Pereira. 

Moyes is keen to reunite with Jones, having briefly managed him at United between 2013-14


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