David Moyes will want to strengthen his West Ham squad during the January transfer window.
It will be just as important for the Hammers chief to move on some of the deadwood out of the London Stadium as well, however.
Moyes has built magnificent foundations for a really successful team since taking over at West Ham for the second time back in December 2019.
Every signing he has made has been successful aside from Alex Kral and Nikola Vlasic who we cannot yet judge due to lack of game-time.
In order for West Ham to reach the next level, however, it will be vital for Moyes to sign a centre-forward, an attacking midfielder and a left-back in January.
Michail Antonio needs more competition and cover whilst Said Benrahma will be missing for up to 6 weeks after the new year when he heads to the Africa Cup of Nations with Algeria.
The Hammers also need more competition and cover for Aaron Cresswell at left-back.
But in order to bring these players in, West Ham must shift some deadwood first.
Four West Ham players David Moyes must sell in the January transfer window
Despite Moyes’s success in improving the majority of players at the London Stadium, there are still some who have contributed little over the past year or so.
We think that Moyes would be wise to try and move on Andriy Yarmolenko, Ryan Fredericks, Darren Randolph and Arthur Masuaku in January.
Moving on Masuaku, Yarmo, Fredericks and Randolph would probably only get us around £10 million.
But the savings on their wages would be huge.
Selling those four players would get around £240k-a-week off the wage bill (Spotrac).
And if Moyes manages to get rid of those underperforming players and brings in Jesse Lingard, Youssef En-Nesyri and Nicolas Tagliafico for example, we will be in great shape heading into the second half of the season.
Whether Moyes thinks that such a big turnaround of players in January is the right move, however, remains to be seen.