West Ham could reportedly pocket £5m on player who has played just 15mins, Moyes has one option
West Ham attacker Marcus Browne is said to be attracting a lot of attention after a number of scouts watched him score four goals against Everton for the Under-23s on Monday night.
The Daily Mail has reported that RB Leipzig, Leverkusen, Napoli and Sevilla are all interested in the 20-year-old, with Leipzig looking especially keen as they look to snap up more British players after the likes of Oliver Burke and Ademola Lookman.
It was claimed that West Ham value Browne at £5million, and if they are able to pocket that much, then David Moyes has just one option and that is to sell the Under-23s star.
Browne is said to be knocking on the door of the first-team after a stunning season in Premier League 2.
But if the Hammers are able to make a decent profit on him, then they should just cash in.
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Promoting youth players to the senior squad is always a bit of a risk because if can go one of two ways.
There’s a chance that he could be the next big thing, but nine times out of 10 these kind of players usually end up being frozen out, especially in the Premier League where you have to make an instant impact in order to be able to hold down a regular first-team spot.
West Ham cannot afford the luxury of spending time on nurturing a player like Browne and if someone like Leipzig are willing to spend £5million, then Moyes has to accept it and sell him.
Browne has only ever played 15 minutes of first-team football for the Hammers and at the age of 20, it really should be a lot more than just a single Europe League qualifier appearance in 2016.
With that in mind, it makes even more sense for the London club to sell the attacker, even if he is tearing it up in the Under-23s.