Sources: West Ham pull the plug on Coventry move after Moyes U-turn
West Ham have pulled the plug on Conor Coventry leaving on loan this season, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
This site broke the news on Saturday (31 July) that Peterborough United have made a move to sign the 21-year-old and David Moyes was willing to let him go ahead of the new Championship season.
Now a West Ham source has told Football Insider that Moyes has changed his mind and wants Coventry in his first-team squad for the new campaign.
Coventry is highly rated amongst the West Ham fan base after a string of impressive performances in pre-season.
However, he has made just three appearances for the first team in competitive games.
West Ham have only added goalkeeper Alphonse Areola to the squad that finished sixth in the Premier League last season.
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Moyes relied on the midfield pivot of Tomas Soucek and Declan Rice last term and both starred for their countries at the European Championship.
However, if either one gets injured they can only call upon veteran club captain Mark Noble as a replacement.
The 34-year-old announced earlier this year the 2021-22 campaign will be his last one in professional football.
Coventry could be the next academy graduate ready to step up to fill the void by Noble’s impending retirement.
The Ireland Under-21 international played seven times for Lincoln City in the 2019-20 campaign before the season was curtailed because of the coronavirus pandemic.