West Ham United assistant manager Stuart Pearce has admitted the club have failed with a number of transfers this summer.
West Ham fans can be forgiven for getting restless as the start of the season looms with goalkeeper Alphonse Areola the club’s only arrival.
David Moyes clearly needs more reinforcements, particularly up front and in central defence.
Privately West Ham have been very clear all summer that A) Moyes is fully in charge of transfers as he has been since his return to the club – with great success. And B) money IS available for signings.
Only the loanee
West Ham are yet to get any deals over the line since bringing Areola in on loan with a reported £11m option to buy.
That would be a steal based on the performances he produced for Fulham last season. And he could feasibly be West Ham’s number one goalkeeper for the next seven years or more.
Many supporters are worried with the window closing in less than three weeks.
Pearce admits Moyes has failed with transfer bids but remains optimistic
But now his trusted assistant Pearce has made an honest admission about the club’s transfer business.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Pearce revealed the Hammers have missed out on a number of transfers ‘for one reason or another’. He also insists Moyes will not bring anyone in who does not improve West Ham’s team.
He does however remain optimistic West Ham will add to their squad before the window closes in 19 days.
“We’ve made bids for certain players and not been able to get one or two for varying reasons but a little bit of common sense has to come into it,” Pearce told talkSPORT.
‘We’ll add to it when it’s right and proper’
“It’s very easy to go out there and fill your squad out with individuals, but the bottom line is: if they’re not good enough and better than what you’ve got, you’re better off sitting tight…
“We’ve not got a massive depth of squad players, and hopefully before the season starts we can bring a few faces in to enhance what we’ve got already, but the players that we have here have been fantastic…
“We think we’re in a decent position at the moment, the club’s got solid foundations and we’ll add to it when it’s right and proper.”
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