By Gabriel Agbonlahor

17th Nov, 2020 | 7:00am

Exclusive: Agbonlahor destroys West Ham man, claims contract talks will be delayed

Gabby Agbonlahor has claimed West Ham should and will hold fire on handing David Moyes a new contract.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, the ex-Aston Villa striker is not convinced the manager has done enough to warrant a long-term deal right now.

Moyes was appointed by the Londoners in December of last year on an 18-month contract that runs until the summer of 2021.

At the midway point of that deal, Agbonlahor wants to see more evidence that Moyes can continue his steady progress at the London Stadium.

“I don’t think they should give him a new contract at the moment because, no offence to David Moyes, but he’s not going to have clubs queuing up for him,”
he told Football Insider.

“If we’re talking about a Brendan Rodgers then I’d say, ‘yes’ but at the moment, West Ham as a club will not be worried about signing him up.

“It’s early days, yes West Ham have done well the last three or four games but we’ve seen with them it can all go the opposite way.

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“They won’t get carried away and tie him down, they’ll definitely wait to the end of the season.

“If he’s done well they might keep him. It’s one of the tricky jobs, West Ham. The formation he’s playing is the perfect formation for that team. play defensive, everyone behind the ball and play on the counter attack.”

West Ham are 12th in the Premier League after eight matches of the season.

Moyes’ side have been noticeably more solid in the new campaign, conceding 10 goals so far in the league, which is only one more than the lowest in the division.

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