West Ham United fans are expecting the club to spend money in January to save their season.
Supporters are furious with co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold for a host of reasons.
Chief among them is a lack of ambition in the last year.
West Ham have spent just £25million net in the last two transfer windows.
And the Hammers squad has been left sorely lacking in several key areas as a result including midfield and up front.
Angry fans expecting action from owners
Manuel Pellegrini was sacked last weekend along with director of football Mario Husillos.
David Moyes was quickly appointed his successor. That in itself was seen as an example of the owners taking the cheap option with the likes of Leicester and Everton pushing the boat out for Brendan Rodgers and Carlo Ancelotti.
Now West Ham fans are intrigued to see the level of backing the Scot will receive in the January window.
According to Claret & Hugh, which regularly claims to have a top level source at West Ham – believed to be Sullivan himself – that may amount to nothing at all.
Source with top level West Ham links makes January transfer budget claim
Claret & Hugh released a report overnight stating that no transfer budget has been set for January. Because there may not be any money for Moyes to spend.
“No formal transfer budget has been set by West Ham for the January window but some money will be made available should it be required… there is no guarantee of lots of transfer activity,” Claret & Hugh claims.
“There is even a small possibility that no-one will be signed before the end of the transfer window on 31st January with the new manager insisting he will be not signing players for the sake of it.”
That will be certain to enrage West Ham supporters. The club have needed at least one energetic, powerful box-to-box midfielder for years.
West Ham fans will rage if penny-pinching continues
And with Sebastien Haller inexplicably the club’s only proven striker, West Ham are short up top too.
A back-up goalkeeper is required. Right-back is also a position which needs addressing if not now then certainly in the summer.
Quite how Sullivan and Gold think they can continue to get away with a lack of spending if anyone’s guess.
It is not always about how much money you spend, but rather how you spend it.
But in the modern day Premier League, clubs simply have to look to constantly improve and evolve just to keep up let alone progress.