talkSPORT presenter Jim White has vowed to keep the pressure on West Ham United co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold over transfers.
White’s friendship with Sullivan and Gold has seen him accused of cronyism in the past when it comes to his reporting of unrest between West Ham fans and the owners.
White has consistently defended the duo in the face of criticism from fans regarding transfer spending, the move to the London Stadium and the way the club is run.
West Ham fans urge unpopular owners to back Moyes in transfer market after record season
West Ham have just recorded their best ever Premier League season and have qualified for the Europa League group stages for the first time as a result.
Hammers fans are delighted with David Moyes and his squad. And many of them are now calling on the owners to give the manager the backing he deserves to beef up West Ham’s squad.
Moyes was left with desperately short in key areas, particularly up front and in central midfield.
It ended up costing West Ham a place in the Champions League as they finished just one win short.
talkSPORT presenter usually accused of cronyism agrees with Hammers fans over squad depth
During a West Ham segment on talkSPORT on Tuesday, many supporters called for Sullivan and Gold to repair their reputation by showing some ambition this summer.
And presenter White vowed to keep pushing the owners on behalf of fans (talkSPORT).
“The bottom line is football is skint so they’ll need to cut their cloth accordingly and they will,” White said on talkSPORT.
“It’s a good point (West Ham fans are making about needing a bigger squad), you’re going to have more games because you’re victims of your own success, you’ve got Europa League football. So he (Moyes) is going to need more bodies.
Jim White vows to keep the pressure on Sullivan and Gold over transfers
“It’s some season they’ve just had, (Sullivan and Gold) need to be cut some slack. Well be in no doubt for all those who want Gold, Sullivan and (Karren) Brady to sling their hook, we will keep the pressure on so that you might get the kind of players through the door that you might expect.”
As they say the proof of the pudding is in the eating.
So West Ham fans will be intrigued to see if White is true to his word.
It certainly can’t help to have the media scrutinising West Ham’s transfer activity.
And as one eloquent Hammers fan said on the show, its not about buying £50m players but rather buying the right players in line with what Moyes wants.