Unique: Pundit claims 26 y/o Villa ace “would have been a superb participant for West Ham to signal”
Marlon Harewood has completely advised Soccer FanCast that Aston Villa midfielder Ross Barkley would have been a “superb” signing for his former facet West Ham United this summer season.
Barkley joined the Villans on a season-long mortgage from Chelsea in a deal boss Dean Smith believed represented “an actual coup” for the Birmingham-based outfit, who staved off the specter of relegation to stay a Premier League facet on the ultimate day of final season.
The 26-year-old had featured thrice for Chelsea this time period previous to leaving Stamford Bridge, however has gone on to be an everyday for Aston Villa with six begins from six top-flight fixtures whereas offering a objective and an help.
Ought to West Ham have signed Barkley this summer season?
Sure, he’d have been good
No, he is not ok
Smith is predicted to be with out Barkley for Aston Villa’s journey to West Ham on Monday night time after the 2018/19 Europa League winner sustained a hamstring damage within the first minute of final Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion.
The blow will forestall Barkley from displaying his abilities entrance and centre underneath David Moyes’ watch, who has held a long-standing curiosity in reuniting with the 33-cap England worldwide he beforehand labored with at Everton.
Moyes did not land Barkley’s providers this summer season earlier than the midfielder joined Aston Villa, with West Ham stated to have rejected the potential of a swap deal involving the Chelsea expertise and Declan Rice.
Harewood firmly believes the Hammers would have acquired a super choice in Barkley had a deal been struck with Chelsea, because the £19.35m-rated star is ideal for what the east London outfit hope to realize.
“He would have been a superb participant for West Ham to signal,” Harewood advised Soccer FanCast. “I don’t understand how shut they have been, [or] what the scenario was there, however he would have been a really, superb participant for West Ham to go ahead in what they wish to obtain.”
Barkley has definitely loved his begin to life with Aston Villa having performed each minute of top-flight soccer on supply earlier than limping off early on at residence to Brighton final weekend, whereas offering a hand in two objectives.
Solely Jack Grealish (22) has performed extra key balls (17) than Barkley within the Premier League among the many Villans’ first-team to this point this season, too, whereas rating third behind Grealish (161) and Matt Goal (93) for correct passes within the remaining third (80), per SofaScore.
Barkley’s efforts can be sufficient for the 26-year-old to rank second to Aaron Cresswell amongst all West Ham gamers for key balls (18) and third to Cresswell (91) and Rice (85) for correct final-third passes.
Solely Arthur Masuaku (21) and Michail Antonio (13) have registered the next variety of profitable dribbles (12), as effectively, whereas Antonio (9) is the only man to higher Barkley for photographs on the right track (6).
So, going by his numbers at Villa Park, Barkley will surely have made a helpful addition to Moyes’ squad this summer season.
AND in different information, David Moyes wouldn’t be getting his subsequent Tomas Soucek in a £16m West Ham goal likened to David Luiz.
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