Daniel Kretinsky and David Sullivan have been sent a clear January transfer message by West Ham boss David Moyes but owners await targets.
There has been much talk of late about what Moyes needs in the January transfer window to get West Ham firing again.
For anyone watching the draw at Burnley and defeat to Arsenal last night it is clear new signings are vital if the Hammers want to seriously challenge.
The reality is a malaise has set in since the November international break. West Ham have won just once in six games since that momentum killing pause.
And that win was the result of a freak goal from Arthur Masuaku.
West Ham look badly in need of a spark right now.
Despite the injuries to Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma, West Ham have looked surprisingly pretty solid in central defence.
But going forward, West Ham have fallen off a cliff.
The east Londoners have lost their place in the top four as a result.
The January window can’t come quick enough and West Ham must be ready to go from the off.
New West Ham co-owner Daniel Kretinsky and the club’s biggest stakeholder David Sullivan will be under pressure to invest in the side to prevent a hugely promising season fizzling out.
Daniel Kretinsky and David Sullivan sent clear January transfer message by West Ham boss David Moyes but owners await targets
And after the Arsenal defeat, Kretinsky and Sullivan were sent a clear January transfer message by Moyes.
“There are some good reasons why we are not playing our best but if we can add people who will make a difference in January we will try and do so,” Moyes said after the game (Football.London).
“I do not know if I will be busy but I would like to try and add to the squad.”
It does not get much clearer than that does it?
The problem is, word behind the scenes at West Ham – as reported by insiders Claret and Hugh – is that the owners are still waiting to receive a list of targets from Moyes.
“We understand the club is still awaiting a list of potential targets from the manager and various names are out there (in the media) already,” Claret and Hugh claim.
“But they were described to CandH today as speculative and we will need to wait until Moyes makes his requirements known.”
With two weeks to go until the window opens Moyes and West Ham need to get their house in order.
The Scot will have had a year to identify and sound out a replacement for Sebastien Haller when January comes around.