West Ham United boss David Moyes has a lot of work to do in the summer transfer window.
The Hammers’ need for a new striker and a centre-back has already been well-documented over the past few months.
The additions of a forward and a central defender will be Moyes’s two main priorities in the summer. We need a top-class left-back badly as well.
Aside from that though, the Scot will need to bring at least one central midfielder into the London Stadium in the summer.
Mark Noble is set to hang up his boots at the end of the season whilst Alex Kral will most likely be sent back to Spartak Moscow after his underwhelming loan spell in East London to date.
Moyes may well have his work cut-out to strengthen every single department of his squad this summer, considering just how many new signings he needs to bring in. So any chance that Moyes has to save a bit of money, he has to grasp with both hands.
West Ham ace Coventry could save Moyes millions in the summer
The 21-year-old is currently on loan with MK Dons and he has been really impressing in League One.
He left the London Stadium to link up with the Buckinghamshire outfit in January.
MK Dons manager Liam Manning absolutely raved about the young Hammer, when speaking to the MK Citizen:
“We’ve brought in someone who can add to the team and has settled quickly. In a battle, you saw what he could do, and in a footballing game you know what he can deliver. When it’s a scrap, land on seconds and be physical, he can do that as well. When you look at him, he can adapt and impose himself on different types of games.”
And last year, Peterborough Chairman Darragh MacAnthony spoke very highly of the youngster as well, labelling him as a ‘wonderful talent’.
The young Republic of Ireland international played so well for West Ham during pre-season and he clearly had enough about him to feature for the senior team at the London Stadium.
This loan spell with MK Dons will do him the world of good.
Getting regular game-time this season in the lower leagues will be good for the Hammers youngster. It will help him bulk up and teach him the darker arts of the game.
And hopefully he will then return to the London Stadium as a more-rounded player.
Coventry certainly has the talent and potential and could go on to become a top-class star for West Ham. And he might just end up saving David Moyes millions in the transfer market this summer.