When speaking to reporters after last night’s defeat to Newcastle, West Ham boss David Moyes suggested that the club have made plenty of offers to sign players, as quoted by Football.London.
The Hammers were absolutely woeful against the Magpies, and the poor performance really highlighted the need for some new additions.
Moyes desperately needs to sign a new right-back and left-back. Aaron Cresswell was once again really poor last night.
Ryan Fredericks didn’t have the best game either, although he did seem to grow as the match went on. It has to be said, however, the 27-year-old is quite simply not good enough to be playing regular Premier League football.
West Ham need to sign a strong centre-back and an established centre-forward as well. The fact that Moyes played a winger as a striker with Sebastien Haller left sitting on the bench speaks volumes.
Moyes spoke to reporters after the game, and suggested that he is doing his absolute utmost to bring some new players to the London Stadium before the transfer window slams shut next month, as quoted by Football.London:
“We are trying to get players in. Let me tell you, there are plenty getting offered, trying to get ones in that will have a similar impact to Tomas and Jarrod. People we feel can go forward with us but yes, we want to add to that department (defence).”
The thing is, why is it just us who seem to be casting our net far and wide like a drunk reveller in a nightclub trying to pull before closing time?
Moyes should have had identified his targets a long time ago. Every other team in and around us in the table seem to be strengthening their squads with the minimum of fuss. At the same time, we continue to flounder.
It is clear for everyone to see that we could really struggle this season. Our club is rotten from top to bottom. And David Moyes is not immune from criticism. His tactics and team selection were quite simply baffling to say the least last night.
Things need to change and fast. Getting some top quality players through the door would be a start. But the problems at the London Stadium run deeper than personnel issues unfortunately.