‘Are U Kidding? ‘It’s Time For The Greek King’ Fans React As Moyes Considers Dropping West Ham Star

‘Are U Kidding? ‘It’s Time For The Greek King’ Fans React As Moyes Considers Dropping West Ham Star

West Ham manager David Moyes may consider dropping centre-back Nayef Aguerd, according to The Athletic‘s Roshane Thomas.

The Moroccan international’s place in the starting lineup is under threat following the arrival of Konstantinos Mavropanos in the summer, and there is a good chance that he won’t play in the Europa League against Backa Topola.

If Mavropanos does well on Thursday night, the former Arsenal player could keep his place for the Liverpool game and fans on X are split on whether such a change in defence is wise:

Errors have crept into Aguerd’s game

The 27-year-old’s mistimed header against Manchester City at the weekend led to the visitors scoring their crucial second goal. That mistake came very soon after his sending-off against Chelsea.

After a couple of disappointing performances against Manchester United (in the FA Cup) and Newcastle in the last few months of last season as well, there is a feeling that Moyes might be tempted to try starting someone else alongside Kurt Zouma.

West Ham do have plenty of options in the centre of defence

Mavropanos is not the only player that manager David Moyes will look at if he decides to bench Aguerd in upcoming games.

As shown by his performance against Brighton, Angelo Ogbonna can still do a job despite being 35 years of age, while Thilo Kehrer can also be deployed at centre-half if needed.

For now, Aguerd will likely keep his place but the Moroccan will know he can’t afford to make any more errors.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.