David Moyes makes West Ham transfer vow ahead of January window as squad starts to get stretched with hectic schedule looming.
After West Ham’s phenomenal start to the season, during which Moyes made the fewest changes of any club across Europe’s top five leagues, the Hammers squad has started to be tested.
West Ham have seriously missed leader Angelo Ogbonna after losing the Italian for the season to an ACL injury.
And West Ham’s desperate need for another striker was laid bare again at the weekend.
Consecutive narrow defeats to Man City and Wolves have highlighted how the Hammers have faltered.
And it is widely accepted they need an alternative to Michail Antonio and perhaps Ogbonna too when January comes around.
So it is widely anticipated the Scot will finally sign a striker at the very least in January – one year after selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax.
Moyes usually plays his cards close to his chest over transfers.
But he has admitted in his pre-Brighton press conference that he will be looking to bring players in when the winter window opens.
David Moyes makes West Ham transfer vow ahead of January window as squad starts to get stretched
“If it were as easy as just buying players, we’d all go and do it,” Moyes told the press (whufc.com).
“Here at West Ham, we’ve bought a lot of players in the past, but if you don’t get the right players, it doesn’t always work.
“You have to buy the right players.
“Of course, we want to strengthen, and keep improving to challenge the teams at the top.”
Reassuring words from Moyes who will almost certainly have an improved budget to work with after the arrival of Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky.
As well as a striker and defender Moyes could also revisit the Jesse Lingard situation.
The performance levels of Pablo Fornals and Said Benrahma have dipped lately and Nikola Vlasic clearly needs more time to get up to speed with the Premier League.