Former Toffee Hammer Don Hutchison sends West Ham message of transfer hope to beleaguered Everton after Richarlison sale.
It seems West Ham and Everton are in for very contrasting summer transfer windows indeed.
West Ham have already spent over £40m securing the signings of sought after defender Nayef Aguerd and France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.
But at Everton most of the transfer talk surrounds players leaving.
Toffees fan favourite Richarlison has signed for Tottenham in a big money deal while the likes of Anthony Gordon have also been linked with moves away.
Given West Ham academy graduate and Blues boss Frank Lampard had a real fight on to keep Everton up last season WITH those players, it has raised questions over the club’s future in the Premier League.
West Ham are rumoured to have around £120-150m to spend on a side already bustling with talent.
But rumours persist that Everton are being forced to make big cutbacks after years of scattergun overspending.
Don Hutchison is one man who knows West Ham and Everton equally well.
The former midfielder played for both clubs during his career. Nowadays he keeps a close eye on his old sides in his role as a pundit.
Following seasons of turmoil and now the sale of their Brazilian international forward, Everton fans are understandably feeling pessimistic about the future.
But Hutchison has sent a West Ham message of transfer hope to beleaguered Everton after the Richarlison sale.
And he says Everton can look to West Ham for hope that things can change quickly with the right recruitment.
When Moyes returned to West Ham he made it clear he has the final say on all recruitment.
And it has helped transform the Hammers from a side – like Everton – that just avoided relegation to a genuine European outfit in less than two years.
“We’ve gotta trust Frank Lampard to bring in the players HE WANTS in the correct positions,” Hutchison said in response to an Everton fan on Twitter.
“Not like years ago when Everton had number 10s coming out there a**.
“West Ham nearly went down a few years back, look what David Moyes has done with proper dependable players…
“I agree mate. It might be painful today losing a good player, but if Frank brings in good players with the correct attitude and are willing to play for the badge then that’s a good start.
There is no reason why, with a more careful, considered approach to recruitment, Everton can’t rebuild quickly.
But whether Lampard has the wherewithal to emulate what the vastly more experienced Moyes has done at West Ham remains to be seen.
For the Hammers it is hugely refreshing to be held up as an example to other clubs.