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Insider makes absolutely massive new David Sullivan West Ham transfer claim after Hammers hierarchy change

An insider has made an absolutely massive new David Sullivan West Ham transfer claim after a Hammers hierarchy change.

Recruitment at West Ham over the last two years under David Moyes has been, on the whole, outstanding.

Moyes has publicly stated he has final say on all transfers but co-owner David Sullivan has been West Ham’s de facto director of football when it comes to getting transfer deals done.

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West Ham fans are becoming increasingly concerned that the club is not as prepared as it should be with so many new signings needed in a big rebuild this summer.

When pressed on a lack of arrivals in January, Moyes confidently stated he may opt to ‘go big’ in the summer instead.

The Hammers have been reportedly close to making defender Nayef Aguerd and goalkeeper Alphonse Areola their first signings of a busy summer.

But – as always seems to be the case with West Ham – the deals have become long, drawn out sagas and now Newcastle are said to be seriously rivalling Moyes for both players.

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After the failed Manuel Pellegrini summer splurge of 2018, West Ham fans know it is not necessarily what you spend but rather how you spend it.

Moyes has proved as much since his return in 2020.

Supporters have been critical of Sullivan, Daniel Kretinsky, David Gold and Moyes for failing to make signings in January or as yet in the summer window.

Website Claret and Hugh have – as most Hammers fans know – a direct line to the West Ham boardroom.

Hammers boss David Moyes with head of recruitment Rob Newman. Photo: West Ham

Insider makes absolutely massive new David Sullivan West Ham transfer claim after Hammers hierarchy change

Now a club insider has made an absolutely massive new Sullivan West Ham transfer claim after a Hammers hierarchy change.

Speaking to Claret and Hugh, a Hammers insider claims Sullivan has stepped back from transfers, leaving head of recruitment Rob Newman to handle deals.

“If the central defender (Aguerd) does turn his back on us for the Geordies it will of course be a massive blow to the new recruitment policy set up by Moyes,” Claret and Hugh report.

“Rob Newman is allegedly now responsible for doing deals with David Sullivan having stepped back from the role.”

So it seems there has been a shift in the boardroom and how West Ham’s recruitment operates.

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Whether that is how Moyes wants it or how Sullivan and his fellow co-owners want it only they know.

Some cynical West Ham fans might suggest it is a convenient piece of information to be communicated to supporters with the club seemingly struggling to get deals over the line and attract the players Moyes wants both in January and now.

But if Newman being in charge of transfer dealings is at the request of Moyes then it would be harsh to criticise the owners.

And if that is the case – and it does not work out – then Moyes will have to live with the consequences.

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