David Moyes has delivered a seriously exciting West Ham transfer update as the Hammers reportedly close in on two more signings.
West Ham have made some excellent signings so far this summer.
Defender Nayef Aguerd was signed for £30m from Rennes, Alphonse Areola made his loan move permanent for around £10m, midfielder Flynn Downes joined for £12m and striker Gianluca Scamacca arrived for £35m.
But after a barren January transfer window, Moyes admitted in several interviews prior to the summer that a big rebuild was needed at West Ham.
The Scot is believed to want at least another three of four players before the transfer window closes on September 1st.
Now Moyes has delivered a seriously exciting West Ham transfer update as the Hammers reportedly close in on two more signings.
It is being widely reported that West Ham have had a fourth bid – worth around £33m – for Lille midfield powerhouse Onana accepted.
And there are claims West Ham are leading the chase for left-sided Burnley star Cornet too.
David Moyes delivers seriously exciting West Ham transfer update as Hammers reportedly close in on two more signings
But it seems West Ham will not be tightening the purse strings even if they do get those deals done.
Because Moyes has told The Evening Standard that he will be in the hunt for players until the window slams shut.
And the Scot does not open up on – or make big statements about – his transfer business lightly, as West Ham fans and journalists will attest.
“I am sure we will be working hard in the transfer window right through to the final day,” Moyes told The Evening Standard.
“I still want quality rather than just numbers, though.
“It’s not hard to sign players but more difficult to attract real quality.”
If West Ham do pull off the signings of Onana – at the reported £33m – and Cornet, who is valued at £17m, then it will take West Ham’s spending to around £137m and counting.
That outstrips, by far, the £90m net summer splurge of of 2018 under Manuel Pellegrini.
And if anyone deserves such unprecedented financial backing at West Ham, it is certainly Moyes.