Top agents are lining up good players for West Ham ahead of the January transfer window according to manager David Moyes.
West Ham spoke to seven strikers over the summer but could not persuade any of them to play second fiddle to Michail Antonio.
And Moyes has once again admitted he is looking to bring a forward in – if possible – in January, one year after selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax.
Injuries to first choice central defensive pairing Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma have altered the landscape for West Ham somewhat.
The club is on the verge of the most hectic schedule of games of the season.
And the Hammers go into the period sitting fourth in the Premier League, in the last 16 of the Europa League and one game from the semi-final of the Carabao Cup.
Supporters want to see the manager backed in January with West Ham in a position to genuinely achieve something special.
With Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky on board, expectations will be high. And West Ham’s rise to prominence will make them an attractive proposition for potential arrivals.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Europa League game against Dinamo Zagreb, Moyes claims top agents are already lining up good players for the Hammers in the January window.
And the Scot says it shows what an attractive proposition West Ham have become with the window just over three weeks away.
Top agents lining up good players for West Ham ahead of transfer window says David Moyes
“I have got plenty of top agents putting good players to me I know that,” Moyes said in his pre-match presser.
“So that tends to be a sign that people are beginning to think you are attractive.
“I think West Ham is a huge club in London, I think if we can keep up this level – we have a great England player in the team, really good Czech internationals in the team, we’ve got more international players than we’ve had before so I hope that we’re growing, I hope that we’re improving…
“We want a forward, we wanted one and tried to get one in the summer but there weren’t any around (that we could get). We want a forward in January but that doesn’t mean to say there will be one around then either…
“We might not get one (a defender), but if we can, would I like it earlier (in the window), yes I would.
“I need to balance what is best for us, we will see what the recovery time for players and whether we need someone immediately or whether we will wait.”