West Ham boss David Moyes has been unimpressed so far by the list of players handed to him by Head of Recruitment Rob Newman.
That’s according to club insiders Claret and Hugh.
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We are now 23 days into the the January transfer window and as things stand, it appears as though Moyes is nowhere near actually signing anybody.
West Ham are currently sitting in fifth place in the Premier League table. Qualification for any kind of European football this season would be a huge success.
However, it seems as though the Hammers owners, Moyes and/or Newman could be about to blow our chances of a top six finish this season.
Quite who is to blame remains unclear but there have been rumblings that Moyes and Newman may well not be working too well together.
David Moyes questioning Rob Newman suggestions?
High level club insiders Claret and Hugh hint that Moyes has deemed all of Newman’s recommendations as ‘not good enough’.
If that’s truly the case then West Ham could be in big trouble in the transfer market this month and the summer and the January after that…and it will go on and on and on.
It’s clear and obvious for everyone to see that the Hammers need to sign a top-class, proven goalscorer and a commanding, left-footed centre-back in the January window.
The squad is stretched to the limit at the moment. In an ideal world, we would make four or five signings this month but that will be impossible.
Two new additions is the bare minimum though. The owners, Moyes and Newman must realise that, surely.
What we will say is that it’s still very early days.
Newman only began his role as Head of Recruitment at the London Stadium four months ago.
We must all reserve judgement until the January transfer window slams shut. If Moyes fails to bring anyone in over the course of the next week, however, then questions need to be asked of both the Scot and Newman.
West Ham need to make at least two top-class signings before the window closes. If that doesn’t happen we will be nowhere near being able to compete for the top six, let alone the top four. And that would be a huge shame considering the position that we found ourselves in midway through the season.