West Ham boss David Moyes lifted the lid on what the club’s owners have told him about January transfers when speaking to reporters yesterday afternoon.
The Hammers manager is clearly in need of at least two top-class January window additions at the London Stadium, if we are to challenge for a place inside the top four.
At the very least, Moyes needs to bring an established centre-back and a proven goalscorer to West Ham before the January window slams shut.
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We have a real chance to make some genuine progress this season, and next. As things stand though, the Hammers just haven’t got the squad capable of challenging on all fronts.
A common debate amongst the fans is whether Moyes is being too careful with the club’s funds or whether the funds aren’t actually available to him in the first place. It seems as though we now have our answer though…
West Ham funds available for January transfers
David Moyes has never been one to hang the club’s owners out to dry. The Scot never makes lavish demands like other Premier League bosses do.
However, the truth of the matter is that there can be no excuses this month, we quite simply must make some signings.
The 58-year-old spoke to reporters yesterday afternoon and responded when asked whether he has money available to spend on new players in the January transfer window, as quoted by Football.London:
“Yeah. 100% the board have been really good they have supported me greatly and said ‘go and get what you need if you can David. ‘ Like everything else things are expensive in this window at the moment also there’s not a great pool [of players] the positions we are looking for we have found difficult to identify and maybe get ones who we think can come in and make a difference immediately.”
GSB have told Moyes that the money is there to spend. Moyes has insisted that that is the case, so we have to take that as gospel.
David Sullivan, Daniel Kretinsky and David Gold should back Moyes to the hilt. The job that he has done since returning to the London Stadium has been quite incredible and he deserves to be backed in the transfer market.
As mentioned earlier, nothing less than a new striker and a centre-back will do this month. That’s if Moyes and the owners have genuine ambitions of cracking the top four of course.
Moyes has always been careful with the club’s funds, so he won’t rush into things. And whether he keeps his powder dry for the summer or not remains to be seen…
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