Sky Sports specialist transfer reporter Kaveh Solhekol delivers detailed update on West Ham’s January transfer plans and makes money claim.
If any game highlighted West Ham’s need for January reinforcements it was the 3-2 defeat to Leeds last time out.
David Moyes is said to be eyeing a defender and a striker and it was easy to see why in that game.
Throw in the fact West Ham lack true strength in depth in some key areas and it is clear reinforcements are needed to make a hugely promising season an unforgettable one.
With Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky now on board as the club’s second biggest stakeholder, fans are understandably expectant regarding transfers this month.
It may have been quiet thus far. But Moyes predicted the last week or two of the window would see the start of the real deals being done.
And tomorrow marks 12 days until the close of the January transfer window.
Many supporters are concerned over the lack of signings thus far given the club has so much to play for in the second half of the season.
Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol delivers detailed West Ham transfer update and makes money claim
But speaking on Sky Sports News’s Transfer Show on Wednesday evening, Solhekol delivered a detailed West Ham update and says Moyes knows he has money available to spend.
“It is quite surprising that they haven’t bought anyone yet because they’re doing so well but we know there are areas of their squad that David Moyes wants to strengthen,” Solhekol said on Sky Sports News’s Transfer Show on Wednesday evening.
“Today is actually the anniversary, 12 years, since David Sullivan and David Gold bought the club. I think they bought it in a deal that was worth around £105m, the club is obviously worth a lot more now, they’ve moved to a new stadium, there have been lots of lows, there’s been highs as well. You’d have to say that at the moment it is a real high because of the way they’ve been playing under David Moyes and their position in the Premier League table.
“But when it comes to transfers, the situation is very, very simple – David Moyes has been told: ‘There is money to spend, the board will back you. We will try and get the players you want’.
“But everybody knows David Moyes is very careful, very cautious when it comes to the transfer market. He doesn’t like taking any risks, he likes doing his homework on players.
“So the situation at the moment is that the money is there, it is available.
“But I think David Moyes is struggling to find better players than he already has. But if he does find the players he thinks will improve the squad, he will be backed by the board…
“They have been looking for other forwards, other strikers… they get offered hundreds of players the whole time lots of agents putting deals in front of them. But as I said David Moyes is very cautious, very careful. And overall if you look at his record in the transfer market and the quality of players he’s signed, you have to back his judgment.”