Journalist Darren Lewis has dropped a big West Ham United January transfer claim after the expected Daniel Kretinsky investment deal.

Life is sweet for everyone associated with West Ham right now.

The Hammers secured their fifth straight victory in all competitions when they beat Aston Villa 4-1 on Sunday evening.

That consolidated West Ham’s place in the Premier League’s top four.

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And things could be about to get even better for David Moyes and the Hammers.

Sky News has reported that Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky – who owns big shares in Sainsbury’s and Royal Mail – is in advanced talks to acquire a 27 per cent stake in West Ham from David Sullivan and David Gold, with a view to a possible full takeover in the future.

Reports have suggested Kretinsky’s investment will give West Ham more money to spend on players in the January transfer window.

Moyes with new head of recruitment Rob Newman. Photo: West Ham

Moyes appeared to send a clear message to Kretinsky and the owners that he wants a true striker added to his squad as West Ham look to maintain their remarkable challenge on all fronts.

And according to comments from journalist Darren Lewis on Sky Sports Super Sunday Matchday, the Scot will get his wish.

Journalist Darren Lewis drops big West Ham January transfer claim after Daniel Kretinsky investment deal

“What it does, it provides the ability for West Ham to go into a transfer window where they are going to look at quality, rather than making up numbers, with a degree of confidence,” Lewis said on Sky Sports Super Sunday Matchday.

“He (Kretinsky) is a guy who is very canny with his investments, he’s got other business interests as well outside of football.

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“He’s generated a lot of optimism within the West Ham fanbase because they’re feeling now that with a guy like that coming into play suddenly they can start to think about the club matching David Moyes’s ambition…

“Now what the new investment enables them to do is go into a transfer window looking to attract – and they will be able to attract – the kind of quality player that will hopefully take the club to another level.”

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Moyes has been around long enough to know that if you stand still in football you soon get left behind.

West Ham must constantly look to improve their squad with better players here and there where they can.

One or two quality, well researched additions every year will keep West Ham on their upward trajectory.

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