West Ham told to agree Marco Silva deal as £6m release clause revealed - Agbonlahor
Gabby Agbonlahor has claimed replacing David Moyes with Fulham boss Marco Silva would be the “right decision” for West Ham this summer.
The former Aston Villa striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted it is time for the Irons to bring in “a younger manager with new ideas” following a disappointing 2022-23 campaign.
According to the Daily Mail (9 May), West Ham are eyeing a move for Fulham boss Silva in the off-season with Moyes potentially set to lose his job.
The report claims the Portuguese boss has a £6million release clause in his contract at Craven Cottage – which is set to expire in June 2024.
Silva achieved promotion with Fulham in the 2021-22 campaign and has exceeded all expectations to steer them into 10th in the Premier League table with three games remaining.
Meanwhile, Moyes has underachieved with West Ham this season despite a big transfer spend – with the Irons sitting 15th in the table.
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Agbonlahor told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury: “I think bringing Silva in would be the right decision.
“David Moyes has been outstanding for the club, but I think it’s time to bring in a younger manager with new ideas.
“Silva has done brilliantly with Fulham and the way they play football, the authority he has – I think he’d be a great appointment for West Ham.
“It wouldn’t even be a sacking for Moyes. It’d be a thank you for your service – but the club has to move forward now.
“I think it will happen.”
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