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David Moyes delivers hugely promising transfer update after speaking to West Ham owners
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David Moyes delivers hugely promising transfer update after speaking to West Ham owners

Hammers boss David Moyes has delivered a hugely promising transfer update after speaking to the West Ham owners.

West Ham have been linked with a plethora of players in the January transfer window with Moyes on the hunt for at least one defender and a forward.

Hammers fans are expectant after the arrival of Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky.

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Supporters are not expecting – or necessarily wanting – to see lavish amounts spent on star names. After all the club has been there, done that and seen it does not necessarily work.

But West Ham fans do want to see Moyes backed to sign the players he wants with the club pushing for the top four, in the last 16 of the Europa League and still in the hat for the FA Cup.

With three weeks left of the window, there is plenty of time to get deals done. But some West Ham fans have bemoaned the fact the club did not have targets lined up ready to move at the start of the month.

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David Moyes delivers hugely promising transfer update after speaking to West Ham owners

The January window very rarely works like that, though. And Moyes has once again insisted he will not sign players for the sake of it, they must – the Scot insists – improve the team.

Following a quiet start to the window, though, Moyes has delivered a hugely promising transfer update after speaking to West Ham’s owners.

“I am not going to talk about players at other clubs,” Moyes said in his post Leeds press conference (Football.London).

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“But we are looking at players and would like to add.

“And the board have made it clear we can add if we find the right players.”

It is great to hear Moyes declare he has the backing of the owners to make signings.

That should put to bed any conspiracy theories to the contrary.

To sanction any outgoings over £2m – the West Ham boardroom must be in agreement. That means Kretinsky, David Sullivan, David Gold and co must get their heads together to sanction any deals.

With Angelo Ogbonna out for the season with an ACL injury and Kurt Zouma until at least February West Ham ideally need a left-footed centre-back.

And if the Hammers have any ambitions of seriously pushing for a Champions League spot or silverware then another striker is simply a must.

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