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Harry Redknapp says only David Moyes would sign unfancied player for West Ham in reminder over transfer trust
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Harry Redknapp says only David Moyes would sign unfancied player for West Ham in reminder over transfer trust

Harry Redknapp says only David Moyes would sign unfancied player for West Ham in a stark reminder over transfer trust.

West Ham fans are waiting patiently for the club to act in the January transfer window.

The Hammers are yet to do any business in the window so far. But Moyes has stated he expects that to change in the last two weeks of the month.

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West Ham have been linked with a host of defenders and strikers with the defeat to Leeds highlighting the need for reinforcements at both ends of the pitch if Moyes’s boys are to turn a promising season into a memorable one.

Some of the targets being linked with the club have raised eyebrows with supporters questioning whether they would improve the team or squad.

The likes of reported Moyes target and Aston Villa defender Kortney Hause being a prime example with fans completely split on the prospect of signing the Ilford-born ex Hammers academy man.

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Harry Redknapp says only David Moyes would sign unfancied player for West Ham in reminder over transfer trust

We’ve been here before of course. When West Ham were linked with Craig Dawson and Jesse Lingard there were a number of question marks as to whether they had anything to offer the Hammers.

Particularly Dawson, who admitted himself last week he had to work hard to win the respect of underwhelmed fans following his arrival from Watford.

Dawson’s success was a lesson for West Ham fans to trust in Moyes’s judgement on players and signings.

Now former West Ham player and manager Harry Redknapp says only Moyes would sign an unfancied player like Dawson for West Ham in a stark reminder for supporters over transfer trust (whufc.com).

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Although Redknapp incorrectly states West Ham signed Dawson on a free – he actually joined on loan and then cost £2.5m – the sentiment remains the same.

“The club have made some good signings,” Redknapp told whufc.com.

“Craig Dawson, for example, has been a great signing. To take him on a free transfer from Watford, was amazing. He never lets anybody down and he’s scored vital goals from set pieces.

“Only someone like David Moyes would have signed someone like that.

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“A foreign manager wouldn’t have thought about taking an English defender who couldn’t always get in the Watford team.

“David knew Craig’s character, what he could do and he’s just been a brilliant signing.”

It is a salient point Redknapp makes.

And it should act as a reminder to fans who find themselves questioning Moyes when linked with the likes of Hause and others this month.

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