David Moyes is ‘pushing West Ham to sign Man United’s forgotten man Phil Jones for free’, while Hammers is considering offering him a ‘highly incentivized contract’.
- David Moyes would like to reunite with former Man United defender Phil Jones
- West Ham boss Moyes led Jones between 2013-14. at Old Trafford
- Jones has not played in the first team of the Red Devils in 18 months
- United are considering letting him leave for free to make room in the squad
West Ham boss David Moyes is looking to reunite with Phil Jones this summer at the London Stadium, according to reports.
Moyes worked with Jones as manager of Manchester United between 2013-14, before finally being sacked after struggling to live up to billing as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor.
And according to EurosportMoyes is eager to work with Jones again and is urging West Ham to bring back United’s forgotten center on a free transfer.
Man United’s Phil Jones has emerged as a transfer target for West Ham coach David Moyes
United are reportedly considering letting Jones, whose contract expires in 2023, leave on a free transfer this summer to create space within their squad and cut wages in their bid to build on Jadon Sancho’s arrival and imminent signing by Raphael Varane.
Waiting to find out if Jones would take up the challenge, the Hammers are considering offering him a high-bonus contract to join the club.
It has been reported that West Ham Jones would offer a low base salary, but with tempting additions based on appearance.
Jones’ injury record is a concern for the Hammers as the 29-year-old has not played in the United first team for 18 months due to a long-standing knee problem.
Moyes is desperate to build on West Ham’s sixth-place finish in last season’s Premier League
Jones is also interested in Newcastle and eager to enjoy regular action in the Premier League again.
Jones has played 224 times for United since moving from Blackburn in 2011, winning one Premier League title under legendary manager Ferguson, one FA Cup and one Europa League.
While Moyes is looking to bring in a centre-back, he is also looking to recruit a midfielder and striker this summer.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has reportedly sparked interest from the Hammers, while they are also excited about West Brom’s exciting playmaker Matheus Pereira.
Moyes is keen to reunite with Jones after briefly leading him at United between 2013-14