West Ham United could make two signings in January.
That’s according to a new report from Sky Sports assessing each club’s upcoming transfer window plans.
It has only taken two injuries to expose the lack of options at David Moyes’s disposal in key areas of the West Ham squad.
Moyes left short in key areas after best start for years
West Ham completed four signings in the summer window.
But fans were angry with the club’s owners as it was clear the Hammers needed another striker, defensive or box-to-box midfielder and left-back.
And supporters have been proved right.
West Ham’s best start to a season for five years has been jeopardised with Michail Antonio’s hamstrings proving troublesome yet again and Sebastien Haller’s struggles continuing.
Arthur Masuaku’s injury has also meant Moyes has been forced to rejig his wingback formation that was serving the east Londoners so well.
Report claims West Ham will look to sign at least one if not two players, but backs up insider claim over finances
Now Sky Sports are claiming West Ham will try to sign at least a striker and possibly a left-back.
But the report backs up claims from West Ham insiders Claret & Hugh that money is tight again at the London Stadium.
“Antonio’s recurring hamstring problems and Sebastian Haller’s lack of goals mean the Hammers will try to add a striker,” Sky Sports claims.
“Moyes may also want to strengthen his options at left-back after Arthur Masuaku’s knee surgery.
“But purse strings are set to remain tight at the London Stadium, with no big money signings expected over the next month.”
Moyes’s biggest hope is King
West Ham’s biggest hope remains Josh King.
According to talkSPORT, King – a player fancied by Moyes – is desperate to move to West Ham in January and the Hammers are ‘working on a deal’.
With his contract up in the summer that will hinge on whether West Ham can negotiate some kind of reasonable fee over installments.
If West Ham do not bring in a couple of players to help Moyes out, it could be a massive opportunity missed in what is the most wide open season since 2015/16.