West Ham United boss David Moyes dropped a big transfer hint after yesterday’s shambolic performance away at Brighton.
The Hammers took the lead late on in the first-half after Michail Antonio fired home brilliantly from the edge of the box.
The players quite simply didn’t show up in the second-half though. It was a truly embarrassing performance.
The Brighton players had more fight in them and determination to finish ninth than ours did to finish sixth.
Even Crystal Palace doing us a favour and beating Manchester United wasn’t enough to motivate the players to turn up. Pathetic, weak and just not good enough. It’s clear that it wasn’t only the fans who felt let down by yesterday’s display…
David Moyes drops big transfer hint
The Scot already knew that he had a lot of work to do at the London Stadium in the summer transfer window.
With so many players set to leave this summer, it’s no exaggeration to say that the West Ham manager needs to make at least six top-class signings before the start of next season.
And Moyes admitted that he may well have more work to do in the transfer market than he first though, as quoted via WHUFC.com:
“I’m going to have a break as there is no way I can keep this going at the rate we’ve had this year. Overall, if today was anything to go by, we have to do a lot more than I first thought. I want to make more memories, but I’ll need it to be much better than that or I won’t make many more, so the players are going to have to up from today’s performance.”
That really is a bold statement from Moyes.
Mark Noble and Andriy Yarmolenko definitely won’t be with us next season. Meanwhile, Darren Randolph, Arthur Masuaku, Ryan Fredericks, Alex Kral, David Martin will most probably be on their way as well.
It would be no surprise to see Issa Diop sold either.
So the size of the overhaul needed at the London Stadium is obvious for everyone to see. And thankfully David Moyes sees it as well, after he dropped a very clear transfer hint yesterday.