West Ham boss David Moyes insisted that he is hoping for some new arrivals before the transfer window closes, when speaking exclusively to Sky Sports.
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The Scot still has a lot of work to do if he is to build a squad capable of challenging on all fronts this season.
The Hammers really need to sign two strikers, a centre-back and a central midfielder. It could be argued that we need a new left-back as well.
As things stand though, West Ham have only signed Alphonse Areola on a season-long loan with an option to buy.
The Hammers’ transfer business really does need to start kicking into gear. We only have five days until we play our first Premier League game of the season.
West Ham signings needed admits David Moyes
The Scot must know how weak his squad is at the London Stadium. He has always liked a small group of players to work with, but his current squad really is stretched to the limit.
Moyes spoke to Sky Sports and admitted that he is very keen to bolster his ranks ahead of the transfer window closing:
“There’s a long way to go in the window just yet. Areola will give us competition there. I want to make sure that we do have competition and I’m hoping that we do by the end of the transfer window. I’m always looking to see what options there are. I hope by the end of the window we might have some more additions but I can’t guarantee anything.”
It is a shame that we haven’t acted faster. Any players we bring in now will not have a full pre-season to acclimatise to life with West Ham.
It is what it is though and we are where we are.
If Moyes can get a deal for Milenkovic done and bring in a striker and a midfielder before the window closes, West Ham will be in good shape this season.
And it seems as though that is exactly what he is trying to do.