West Ham United have been linked with a host of players this summer as David Moyes looks to address key areas of his team.
The Scot has four priorities; to sign at least one new striker, Jesse Lingard, a defensive central midfielder and a centre-back.
West Ham have been linked with a host of names in each position.
West Ham linked with a plethora names as transfer window kicks into gear
Various reports and West Ham insiders have made claims about interest in a plethora of players including the likes of Tammy Abraham, Abdallah Sima and Alex Kral.
They are just three examples of the dozens of players West Ham have been linked with – and the transfer window is only a day old.
But now Hammers assistant boss Stuart Pearce has spoken out on talkSPORT saying some of the names being reported are totally inaccurate.
“Our recruitment has got to be right this summer,” Pearce told talkSPORT.
Pearce says some transfer links are way wide of the mark, says West Ham have to get right players
“Some of the names they speculate that I read about are so fanciful, and so not on the radar, you wouldn’t believe it.
“But what I would say is that for David to put his name to a player, he’s got to be sure that that player is the right one to fit into our environment. It’s a very work-orientated environment at West Ham, our running stats have gone through the roof since David arrived.
“There’s an expectation that everyone pulls their weight. We should be excited by next season, it’ll be tougher.”
Lingard interest the only sure thing right now
The only player West Ham fans can be sure Moyes is interested in is Lingard.
The 28-year-old lit up the London Stadium on loan from Manchester United.
Moyes has publicly stated he wants to sign him permanently this summer.
But the ball is very much in Man United’s court as Lingard has a year left on his deal.