West Ham United boss David Moyes Moyes made a hugely encouraging pledge regarding summer transfers, when speaking to reporters yesterday morning, and quoted via Claret and Hugh.
The Hammers are currently flying high in fourth place in the Premier League table.
We can climb up to third spot with a win against Newcastle this lunchtime as well!
It really is quite incredible to think how far we have come over the past year or so.
If West Ham do finish inside the top four, however, the really hard work will then start in the summer.
It will be pivotal for David Moyes to adequately bolster his ranks at the London Stadium.
It could be argued that the Hammers need to sign two top class strikers, a central midfielder, a left-back/left wing-back and a centre-back this summer.
That’s five additions at the very least that we will need to compete on all fronts.
David Moyes makes encouraging transfer pledge
Whether the West Ham owners will be prepared to back the Scot to the hilt remains to be seen.
The Hammers boss shared a big statement of intent ahead of the summer transfer window, however, as quoted by Claret and Hugh:
“All clubs look around the leagues for players which will be appropriate. But I think the higher you go you really do try and bring in players who will improve on what you have got and make you better. That becomes harder the higher you are. When I came into West Ham we needed to bring in players so thankfully we got a couple of players that worked but you need a bit of luck with that as well. As you improve you are always looking at a higher-level quality of player, but I am always looking at building teams, and quite often you’re looking for hungry players who want to improve or have a point to prove. I don’t want people who are at the top of the ladder wanting top money and just here for maybe a short period, I would rather have people who are trying to improve.”
We just have to hope that if we do crack the top four, the owners will show the required ambition in the summer.
Otherwise West Ham could really struggle next season with so many games to navigate.
At least we have a man at the helm who will not settle for any of Sullivan’s specials anymore.
And that in itself is a sign of huge progress at West Ham.