According to a report from the Evening Standard, if West Ham avoid relegation this season, David Moyes plans to inject more youth and hunger into his squad during the summer transfer window.
The Hammers are currently in real trouble. They are sitting in 18th spot in the Premier League table, one point adrift of safety, but the good news is that results elsewhere continue to go in their favour.
Monday’s trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool really is a free hit for West Ham. They might as well just throw the kitchen sink at the Reds and see what happens.
Moyes has surely learnt from last Wednesday’s defeat to Manchester City. Sitting back and inviting the opposition to attack is simply not the way forward.
Hammers fans will not be surprised in the slightest to see the Scot set up with a 5-3-1-1 formation at Anfield, however.
After West Ham’s next six games, they have some very winnable matches. And Moyes will be hoping that his side can start picking up some victories.
Hammers need to evolve in the way they recruit players
If they do just that, and manage to avoid relegation, the Evening Standard claims that the former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland boss will attempt to bring in more youth and hunger in the summer.
West Ham have made a bad habit of signing ageing, injury-prone players on hugely expensive contracts over the past few years, including the likes of Jack Wilshere, Pablo Zabaleta, Andriy Yarmolenko, Lucas Perez and Carlos Sanchez to name but a few.
What’s the flip-side, however, if we do get relegated?
We can only presume that Moyes will then target more experienced players to help his team climb out of the Championship.
Let’s just hope the Scot can guide his side to safety this season. The idea of signing younger, more hungry players is certainly an appealing one.