West Ham boss David Moyes is eyeing up a double swoop for Blackburn striker Ben Brereton Diaz and Liverpool defender Nat Phillips in the January transfer window.
The Hammers manager absolutely has to bring at least two top-class signings to the London Stadium this month, if we are to carry on pushing for the top four during the second half of the season.
We are currently sitting in fourth spot in the Premier League table.
Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United all have games in hand over us though. So we really need to kick on and put a run of wins together now if we are to have any chance of finishing inside the Champions League spots.
It is vital that the West Ham owners back Moyes but the the Scot needs to get busy as well. We need players in through the door this month and the old ‘we tried’ excuse will not be acceptable, if we do fail to make any new signings before the January transfer window slams shut.
It seems as though the Hammers boss has made his mind up on who he wants though. Now it could just be a race against time to get the deals done…
West Ham boss David Moyes wants two January window signings
According to The Express, the Hammers are eyeing moves to sign Blackburn striker Ben Brereton Diaz and Liverpool defender Nat Phillips.
The 22-year-old Chile international is said to be worth £25 million whilst the 24-year-old centre-back will cost £15 million (The Express).
Phillips would be a fabulous addition for the Hammers. He absolutely dominated us last season in both Premier League games for Liverpool.
The towering defender has all of the attributes that David Moyes usually looks for in a centre-half.
Standing at 6ft 3in tall, Phillips is dominant in the air. He is a tenacious tackler and his playing style is a real throwback to years gone by. £15 million would be excellent value for the Liverpool ace.
Meanwhile, Brereton Diaz has been in superb form this season for Blackburn.
He has bagged 20 goals in 27 Championship appearances (Transfermarkt).
He’s a hard-working striker and is obviously a very good finisher.
Whether he’s worth £25 million and is ready to make the jump up to the Premier League from the Championship is debatable though.
Having said that, if Moyes wants him, we trust the Scot’s judgement.
He’s earned that trust with his impeccable transfer business since his London Stadium return.
And if he brings Phillips and Brereton Diaz to West Ham in the January window, then we will be in a far stronger position than the one we’re currently in to push on for the top four, that goes without saying.