David Moyes has dropped a big hint that he will be signing a new captain this summer – or perhaps that he has already signed the man for the job at West Ham United.

West Ham manager David Moyes addressed reporters this afternoon during his pre-match press conference ahead of the clash with Chelsea, and a lot of the questions were focused around the club’s summer transfer window activity.

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The Hammers have made a couple of signings so far but Moyes needs to bring in at least two or three more before the window closes.

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One big problem that West Ham have is that we’ve lost our club captain two summers in a row.

And that’s something that Moyes is clearly keen to address…

David Moyes drops big transfer hint with West Ham captain comments

The Scot was speaking to reporters this afternoon ahead of our Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday.

And Moyes responded when asked whether he has made up his mind regarding who the Hammers’ new club captain will be, as quoted by WHUFC.com:

“We haven’t made a decision on the captaincy yet. We’ll do that game by game for the moment and I think we will make a decision on that at the end of the transfer window.”

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Kurt Zouma was named as captain on the opening Premier League game of the season, whilst Nayef Aguerd and Tomas Soucek were both handed the armband during pre-season games.

James Ward-Prowse and Edson Alvarez have arrived at the club this summer, and the former could definitely be captain of the Hammers, having performed that role during his time with Southampton.

However, I reckon Moyes is still on the hunt for another ‘captain’ signing. It was clearly why the Scot tried so hard to bring Harry Maguire to the London Stadium.

There is no way that he would have mentioned making a decision after the transfer window closes if he didn’t plan to bring in another signing who is known for being a genuine leader. That’s very good news for us as far as I’m concerned because West Ham certainly need a proper captain this season.


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