David Moyes is quite literally taking his plans to implement the Red Bull philosophy at West Ham United to the next level.
When he return to West Ham, Moyes revealed he had spent time between his two Hammers spells studying the Red Bull model (The Daily Mail).
And the Scot was so impressed he has vowed to use a similar strategy at West Ham.
Moyes keeps pushing West Ham Red Bull evolution
Moyes wants to turn West Ham into a team full of younger, quick, energetic players hungry to prove themselves at the top level.
His signings so far have been excellent.
But getting the next one right could be a defining moment for him and West Ham.
Having sold £45million flop Sebastien Haller to Ajax for £20m, West Ham already acute need for another striker has become somewhat desperate.
West Ham have been linked with all and sundry since the Haller sale was rubber stamped.
Hammers linked with £25m move for RB Salzburg striker Patson Daka
And the latest talk is that Moyes will return to Red Bull Salzburg, this time to try and sign exciting forward Patson Daka.
The Mirror claims West Ham are ‘being offered the chance’ to sign the 22-year-old Zambian striker for around £25m.
Daka has scored 10 goals in 14 games this season, including two in the Champions League.
The forward ticks all the boxes for Moyes.
Fast, direct, aggressive and young. Whether he would welcome a move to West Ham remains to be seen.
But West Ham’s talent identification is definitely moving in the right direction if links to Daka are true.
Hammers talent identification moving in right direction if links to Daka are true
West Ham have exactly three weeks to get someone in.
But with a promising run of fixtures in January and February – which could catapult West Ham into the European spots – Moyes will surely want someone in sooner rather than later.
Particularly given Michail Antonio is now Moyes’s only striker. Antonio is lacking match fitness and has well known hamstring injury issues.
If the Hammers can sign a player like Daka there are exciting times ahead under Moyes, who has overseen the club’s best start to a season for 22 years.