Hammers boss David Moyes set to get ‘substantial backing’ from West Ham United’s owners in the transfer market after exciting new claim.
How much money will Moyes have to spend on his West Ham rebuild this summer?
That has been the question on everyone’s lips with the summer window set to open in just over a week on June 10th.
A few months ago West Ham insiders Claret and Hugh claimed new Czech billionaire co-owner Daniel Kretinsky would help boost Moyes’s kitty to around £150m.
That is the kind of money Moyes will need for the big West Ham rebuild looming large this summer.
The Hammers must sign at least six or seven quality players if they want Moyes to continue to have them competing for the top six.
West Ham fans were left seriously disappointed and angry by the lack of business in January with so much to play for in the second half of the season.
And the lack of depth in Moyes’s squad was blamed for West Ham falling agonisingly short of glory in the Europa League and just outside the top six in the Premier League.
West Ham fans are understandably sceptical about the club’s ambitions this summer.
There are very real fears that shrewd investor Kretinsky is at West Ham to make money rather than spend it.
But there is good news for fans and the Hammers boss in a new report from The Evening Standard.
Because Moyes is set to get ‘substantial backing’ from West Ham’s owners in the transfer market in an exciting new claim.
The Evening Standard – which has strong links at West Ham – states that Kretinsky, David Sullivan and David Gold will give their manager plenty of money to spend.
And it seems he will also get the proceeds of any departures too with the report claiming the likes of Issa Diop could be sold.
“David Moyes is set to receive substantial backing in the transfer market this summer after securing a second successive season of European football,” The Evening Standard reports.
“But (Moyes) is keen to bolster his budget by offloading the likes of Diop.
“At least one new centre-back is high on Moyes’ list of priorities following the defensive injury crisis that almost derailed the Hammers’ campaign.”
Let’s hope we finally see the colour of Kretinsky’s money.
We will have to if West Ham want to continue to compete and challenge.