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David Moyes states transfer plans for the summer if West Ham stay up and striker is top priority
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David Moyes states transfer plans for the summer if West Ham stay up and striker is top priority

West Ham United boss David Moyes has stated his transfer plans for the summer providing the club stays in the Premier League.

West Ham lost 2-0 to Tottenham on Tuesday night, their third Premier League defeat on the bounce.

Things don’t get any easier for West Ham either with Chelsea up next.

Moyes has seven games to get the points on the board that will secure survival.

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Moyes planning for future after Hammers job guarantee

The Scot is desperate to keep West Ham up so he can earn a longer stay in east London.

Claret & Hugh claim he will be the manager next season regardless of West Ham’s fate.

That has not gone down well with some fans.

But after the defeat to Spurs, Moyes touched on his transfer plans for the summer as he bids to transform West Ham.

West Ham inexplicably went into the season with just one senior, proven striker in Sebastien Haller.

The Frenchman has shone in strike partnerships over the last few years. But he has struggled at West Ham with the club playing him as a lone forward.

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West Ham boss states summer transfer plans, suggests striker is top priority

“We’re lacking goals, but we’re short with what options we’ve got to make that happen,” Moyes told Sky Sports.

“We’re still growing, we’ve got one or two new players in the team which we brought in in January, so they’re still getting used to it.

“We want to build a new young team, so we’re trying to get people like Jarrod Bowen, Tomas Soucek, one or two others if we can, and improve on what we’ve got.”

As a result of the global health crisis, money is expected to be tight in the summer.

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West Ham must strengthen spine

That’s even if West Ham remain in the Premier League.

So Moyes will have to be creative and will likely look to sell a host of underperforming overpaid first team players to help fund moves.

The likes of Felipe Anderson, Manuel Lanzini, Andriy Yarmolenko could be the first out of the door.

The spine of the team needs strengthening. A striker, central midfielder and centre-back are a must for the next window.

But in truth West Ham will need new full-backs too.

Whether co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold make the money available to address those areas of the team is another thing entirely.