David Moyes has a new transfer plan at West Ham United that involves targeting the very best youth players.
The Hammers were very active in the market during the summer transfer window.
Moyes brought Alphonse Areola, Kurt Zouma, Nikola Vlasic and Alex Kral to the London Stadium.
Before all of those players arrived though, West Ham invested in youth.
Thierry Nevers, Armstrong Okoflex, Pierre Ekwah Elimby and Levi Laing were all brought to the London Stadium.
And it seems as though youth is a route that Moyes wants to explore even further still.
David Moyes has a new transfer plan at West Ham
The Scot is keen to bring the best young British talent to East London over the course of the next few years.
Moyes told Football.London:
“I’d like to have a bigger West Ham presence around the streets of London but probably around the whole country as well because I want us to be looking for young British talented players, as well as the work we need to do overseas. I want young players to come here and think there is an opportunity for them and a good environment. They can get well coached, I think that at West Ham we’ve got great potential all over London.”
Moyes went on to say:
“We’ve got to make sure we’re doing our homework close to home because we do a lot in France and other countries but we want to make sure we get the best of British players if we can, whether that be young players or in the lower leagues. I’d like to know that we at least know about them and are looking at them. I’d like a department with scouts and analysts going forward. Up to date as much as we can but I won’t be getting that in one fell swoop.”
Those comments from Moyes are really encouraging to hear.
As fans, we love seeing big money foreign names brought to the club. There is nothing more exciting than a young local lad making it on the biggest stage, however.
These are exciting times to be a West Ham fan. And it seems as though Moyes is determined to keep building at the London Stadium.