David Moyes made a transfer pledge after the win over West Brom that will be music to the ears of West Ham United’s owners.

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West Ham came from behind to beat the Baggies 3-1 at the Hawthorns.

It means the Hammers now need just a point on the final day against Southampton to secure Europa League football.

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Moyes appeared to lay down the transfer gauntlet to West Ham owners ahead of sealing Euro spot

Speaking ahead of the West Brom game, Moyes appeared to lay down the gauntlet to West Ham’s owners David Sullivan and David Gold over summer transfers.

Moyes has managed a minor miracle by getting this West Ham squad – which is paper thin in key areas – into Europe.

The east Londoners must strengthen in the summer.

And the Scot appeared to send a message to Sullivan and Gold in his pre-match press conference that more reinforcements will be needed if West Ham made Europe.

“I don’t know at the moment,” Moyes said when asked about transfer funds this summer (Football London).

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Moyes changes his tune with transfer pledge that will be music to GSB’s ears

“I don’t think we will have lots of money but I think that will be the same in most clubs. But if we are in European football we might decide we need more players.

“Obviously, we would like to make new signings if we can.”

But he seemed to have changed his tune after West Ham’s big win last night.

Moyes told reporters he will not be demanding money from Sullivan and Gold. And in what will be music to GSB’s ears, he added that he will simply have to look at signing cheaper players and free transfers if he isn’t given funds (Football London).

“If we do need a bigger squad and we don’t have the money you have to find cheaper players or free transfers,” Moyes told the press after the game (Football London).

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‘The club will tell me what I have got’

“It is not my style to demand money. The club will tell me what I have got and then I can see.”

Moyes banked £20m from the sale of Sebastien Haller in January and elected to ring fence it for the summer.

But quality strikers are not cheap and it remains to be seen whether the Scot is backed to bring someone in who can really make a difference.

He also desperately needs another central midfielder and possibly a left-back and goalkeeper too.

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