Hammers legend Tony Cottee thinks West Ham are in for a busy transfer deadline day and sends message to the club’s owners.
After all the talk, all the rumours, all the stories it has once again come down to the last throes of the window for West Ham to get any deals done.
David Moyes has publicly stated he was trying to bring a striker and a defender to West Ham this month.
That has clearly proved difficult so far with no new arrivals, much to the frustration of some fans.
West Ham have been linked with a host of deadline day deals after some strange weekend activity which saw £50m plus bids for multiple players.
The likes of of defenders Duje Caleta Car and Layvin Kurzawa have been linked with moves to West Ham today while Issa Diop could be on his way out.
Tony Cottee thinks West Ham are in for a busy deadline day and sends message to owners
The Hammers have also been linked with last gasp big money transfers involving strikers. Young Stade Reims forward Hugo Ekitike and Benfica’s Darwin Nunez look the leading candidates on that front for West Ham.
Speaking last night, Hammers legend Tony Cottee said he thinks West Ham are in for a busy deadline day and he sent a message to the club’s owners about what Moyes needs.
“It sounds like we are in for a busy deadline day Hammers fans,” Cottee said on Twitter.
“We do love leaving it late…
“With Europa games coming back soon I feel we need a couple new signings to give us strength in depth!
“A striker/winger is a must… COYI.”
Cottee is spot on but it has been clear for all to see that West Ham have needed a striker for a long time.
Hammers fans were urging the club sign a forward long BEFORE they sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax over a year ago.
Michail Antonio has struggled since October for any kind of form or consistency.
It is interesting that Cottee said “striker/winger” – strictly speaking West Ham don’t really need another winger.
But given Moyes’s propensity to convert wingers into strikers, that could be deemed an option if the right player is available.
West Ham fans really want to see a proper natural striker – like Cottee – added to the team, though.
It has been far too long without one.