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Opinion: Tottenham transfer horror show proves one thing - West Ham are on right track
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Opinion: Tottenham transfer horror show proves one thing - West Ham are on right track

West Ham fans are calling for David Moyes to spend big this month but the recent transfer errors by Tottenham are evidence that money doesn’t always talk.

Cheaper doesn’t necessarily mean worse. West Ham have proven that over the past couple of years whilst Tottenham have wasted big money on so-called potential superstars.

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David Moyes has brought Craig Dawson, Vladimir Coufal and Tomas Soucek to the London Stadium for a combined £22 million (Transfermarkt).

Meanwhile, Tottenham have splashed out £125 million over the last couple of years on Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso, Ryan Sessegnon and Matt Doherty (Transfermarkt).

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We’ll let you be the judge as to which club did the best business there.

That’s not even including the loan fees and wages Spurs paid for the likes of Gareth Bale, Carlos Vinicius and Gedson Fernandes.

Tottenham’s recent transfer mistakes obviously have nothing to do with Antonio Conte. He hasn’t made a signing as yet for Spurs.

But the Hammers fans who are demanding that Moyes splashes the cash need to bide their time and be patient. The Scot knows what he’s doing and he has a proven track record to back that up.

Tottenham transfer horror show proves one thing – West Ham are on right track

The Hammers’ transfer business over the past two years has arguably been the best in the Premier League – pound for pound at least.

Sure, our squad is stretched to the limit at the moment. That’s nothing that two or three top-class signings in January can’t fix, however.

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At the same time, we all know that West Ham are not flush with cash and we certainly can’t compete in the same circles as the likes of Tottenham. Not when it comes to transfer fees at least.

The Hammers have proven that we can compete with Spurs on the pitch, however. We finished above them last season and are currently sitting one place ahead of them in the table this term.

Not having the same budget as other clubs doesn’t mean we can’t make some top signings. We just have to be more clever and perhaps unorthodox when it comes to player recruitment.

Perhaps we need to explore potential signings from a relatively unknown league like we did with Coufal and Soucek.

Or maybe we have to use the ‘Moneyball’ system whereby statistical analysis is used and teams with inferior budgets can compete by buying assets that are undervalued by other teams.

Let’s just allow Moyes to do his due diligence and make the correct decisions accordingly. He’s earned the right to be trusted, that’s for sure. And we trust the Scot implicitly when it comes to transfers.

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It proves that cash isn’t always king. Some West Ham fans need to look at what’s happened at Tottenham recently and realise that sometimes the cheaper option is actually the better one.

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