David Moyes sends warning to West Ham technical director Tim Steidten about transfers ahead of deadline day.

Less than a month ago West Ham were being criticised by fans and pundits and labelled a ‘shambles’ as they struggled to make signings after selling talisman Declan Rice to Arsenal.

With one week left of the summer transfer window, the Hammers are closing on their fourth signing in the shape of Ajax star Mohammed Kudus.

And not just any signing, perhaps the club’s most exciting since the arrival of Dimitri Payet.

West Ham are not done there, either. Not according to manager David Moyes who confirmed in his press conference on Friday that he is hoping for ‘one or two more’ before next Friday’s 11pm deadline.

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The Hammers are trying to sign a striker with technical director Tim Steidten holding talks with Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri and PSG’s Hugo Ekitike.

West Ham will need to be organised come this time next week, though.

Because Moyes will be distracted on the final day of the window as the Hammers are taking on Luton in the Friday night football on September 1st.

With Steidten conducting transfers, West Ham have – rather uncharacteristically – operated with German efficiency in the window of late.

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David Moyes sends warning to West Ham technical director Tim Steidten about transfers ahead of deadline day

But Moyes has sent warning to West Ham technical director Steidten about transfers ahead of deadline day.

Speaking in his press conference, as broadcast on Sky Sports News on Friday afternoon (2.30pm), Moyes said he wants to bring in two more and hopes West Ham’s business is done by then.

And he warned new man Steidten to prepare himself for the chaos we have become accustomed to on deadline day here in the Premier League.

“Unfortunately we’ve got a game on the Friday as well which is transfer deadline day which hasn’t helped us greatly,” Moyes said.

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‘He’ll probably not be used to the way we do our business here on deadline day’

“But hopefully we’ve got our work all done (before then).

“We’ve got a new German technical director who’ll probably not be used to the way we do our business here in the UK where it’s last minute and signings getting done at 11 o’clock at night etc etc.

“But that’s the way it happens sometimes here. We’ve had real reasons (why we have had a slower window), the longer season with the final, pre-season in Australia etc. It’s sort of knocked everything we wanted to do back a little bit.

“Ideally we’d have had it done a little bit earlier but nevertheless we have to go and try and get one or two more players in before it closes.”

With Edson Alvarez, James Ward-Prowse, Konstantinos Mavropanos and – pending a successful medical – Kudus on board with potentially two more to follow, dare we say even Rice would be proud of how West Ham have spent the money he brought in.


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