West Ham allegedly have had club record bids rejected for unnamed players in the January transfer window so far.
That’s according to club insiders Claret and Hugh who provided an update on the Hammers’ January window progress to date.
West Ham boss David Moyes desperately needs to make at least two new signings this month, if we are to maintain our push for the top four during the second half of the campaign.
West Ham bids have been made and subsequently rejected, however. That is hugely frustrating.
The Hammers are in a really strong position at the moment and are perfectly placed to attract top tier players. It seems as though we could be set to miss out this month though. That might not be entirely West Ham’s fault though…
West Ham bids rejected
Claret and Hugh suggest that bids have been submitted by West Ham that have subsequently been rejected.
Those bids are said to have been club record amounts. That really is incredible. Considering the fact that we paid £45 million to sign Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer of 2019 (BBC), the Hammers owners must have been prepared to spend some serious cash this window!
We obviously don’t know whether these claims are entirely true or not.
If they are though, perhaps Moyes needs to be slightly less specific with his criteria for potential new signings. And if it isn’t true, then the owners need to start backing the Scot before it’s too late.
West Ham are in desperate need of some new additions before the January window slams shut. And C&H’s latest update is certainly a concerning one to say the very least.
Here’s the thing though. If Moyes has had club record bids for players rejected, then he needs to move on and bring in alternative targets.
It won’t be acceptable for him to just say, ‘oh well, they were my key transfer targets, I’ll just wait until the summer now’.
There are plenty of options out there who are better than the likes of Andriy Yarmolenko and Arthur Masuaku. The same can be said of the list of centre-backs available this month.
Our season is hanging on a knife-edge at the moment.
The January transfer window is a hugely important one for the Hammers. News of West Ham bids being rejected is frustrating to hear. It doesn’t mean that our hopes of making some good signings this month are over though.