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West Ham boss wants reunion with Ross Barkley but called for patience in 2013

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West Ham boss wants reunion with Ross Barkley but called for patience in 2013

The current Hammers boss was responsible for bringing the Chelsea midfielder through the Everton ranks.

David Moyes is busy getting his feet under the table at West Ham United. His team have won twice and lost once during his second spell in charge.

With the January transfer window now in full flow, Moyes will almost certainly look to bolster his squad.

The Hammers are languishing close to the relegation zone in the Premier League and some new additions would be ideal.

One man who has been linked with a move is Chelsea attacking midfielder, Ross Barkley (Mirror).

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Moyes is keen to take the 26-year-old on loan until the end of the season, with Barkley down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

The attacking playmaker is paid £100,000-a-week at Chelsea but has played just 11 times in all competitions this season.

A chance to link-up with Moyes could be the perfect transfer for a player desperate to play his way into form.

Back in 2013, Moyes was keen to play down the hype surrounding the player who was then just 19.


After having a significant impact for the Toffees first-team, Moyes was quizzed about his young prodigy. He called for patience from supporters who were expecting miracles in every game.

He told The Guardian: “Ross has a long way to go and you should not expect to see him regularly. If I think he is the best man for the job he will definitely play but we have a lot of good players in the middle. I will play him when it is right.

“We have to bring him along and hope we get him better over the next year or two. He has a lot of maturing to do and needs to make sure he does not lose the ball in the wrong areas of the pitch.”

TBR View – Barkley owes Moyes a lot and he’s the man to revive his career

After being nurtured at Everton largely by Moyes, Barkley went onto play 179 times for the Toffees and he owes him a lot.

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Now could be the time for the 26-year-old to repay the faith shown in him by Moyes back during the early days of his career.

He is at the age where he desperately craves first-team football and West Ham could be the perfect club for him to get back into form.

Moyes is a manager who trusts him and who knows what a matchwinner he can be on his day.

West Ham could pull off a coup with a move for Barkley and the player would be wise to oblige and move across London.

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