West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady sat down for an exclusive interview with Sky News today, and her comments on the January transfer window make grim reading for the club’s fans.
The Hammers are in real trouble at the moment.
They sit in 16th spot in the Premier League table, just one point clear of the drop zone. And with some incredibly tough games to come over the next couple of months, relegation down to the Championship is starting to look like a very real possibility for the east London outfit.
David Moyes desperately needs to strengthen his squad this month. But it remains unclear as to whether the West Ham board will back him with significant funds.
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The Hammers have already missed out to Tottenham on key target Gedson Fernandes.
In truth, however, any new arrivals would be a step in the right direction at the moment.
Brady responded when asked by Sky News whether she expects West Ham to make any signings this month, and seemed to play down any expectations that the club’s supporters might have:
“They’re trying very hard in the transfer window as we speak. It’s not always easy to buy in January, you can’t always get the players that you want and lots of people don’t want to sell. So it’s very tough but my chairman and my manager are working very hard.”
It is clear from the Hammers’ attempted business so far this month that the owners are reluctant to spend.
West Ham seem to want to sign almost every player they have been linked with on loan. There is no forward-thinking, and absolutely no ambition.
And with that kind of attitude and outlook, the Hammers could be heading for real trouble this season.