Moyes spent time in the week bemoaning his lack of options on the right hand side of midfield, and he suggested that he could look to bring in a new winger this month.
Moyes told the London Evening Standard: “Michail Antonio has not fully recovered from a groin problem. Our medical people believe it could clear up in a couple of weeks but if not it could be more serious.
“We’re not sure yet but if it is the latter - and that would be a real shame - we will need to go out to try to make a suitable signing this month because we will need someone who plays down that righthand side.”
Middlesbrough wide man Traore appears to be the man Moyes wants to bring to the London Stadium, and the 21-year-old could be an exciting purchase for the Hammers.
While Traore is very much an unrefined player, he remains an exciting option for Boro.
The former Barcelona man is lightening quick and possesses a wonderful amount of skill.
At the moment Traore’s feet often appear to work faster than his brain, but if Moyes can get the best out of the youngster, then he could become a real threat for West Ham.
If Traore was to arrive at West Ham, it seems likely he only would be used as an impact substitute, and he has the perfect attributes for that role.
No tiring defender would want to be matched up against a fresh Traore, and if West Ham can complete a deal it could be an excellent addition for the London club.