West Ham’s perfect transfer window planned out as David Moyes aims for Armando Broja and six more as part of super seven rebuild.
How much money will Moyes have to spend on his West Ham rebuild this summer?
That will soon be the question on everyone’s lips when the window opens in just over a week on June 10th.
Expectations are high following the lack of business in January despite the arrival of Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky as West Ham’s second biggest stakeholder.
This summer West Ham face a real crossroads as a club if they want to continue the brilliant progression of the last two years under Moyes.
West Ham had the second oldest squad in the Premier League last season and a host of players are departing or simply not part of Moyes’s plans.
At least six or seven new signings are needed. And the summer transfer window rumour mill has been whirring in recent weeks.
But amid all the usual transfer gossip hyperbole, several names are consistently linked time and again with moves to the London Stadium.
So Hammers News has taken a broader look at the fervent speculation and the likelihood of West Ham being able to sign certain players being linked to produce the club’s summer blueprint.
This is West Ham’s perfect transfer window planned as Moyes aims for striker Armando Broja and six more as part of a super seven rebuild.
We are instantly ruling out frankly totally unrealistic signings such as Kalvin Phillips, Yves Bissouma, James Ward-Prowse and Raphinha.
All fantastic players. But if they are to leave their clubs for the huge money being touted they will surely be destined for Champions League sides.
Even Conor Gallagher looks a big ask given how impressive he has been this season on loan at Crystal Palace.
Let’s start with the key position that has needed strengthening for 18 months or more – up front.
Broja is everything West Ham and Moyes need in a striker. Big, powerful, strong and quick. The links to a move for the Chelsea striker have been consistent since Football Insider claimed West Ham wanted him.
Sky Sports has reported that Broja is on David Moyes’s list of striker targets for the summer window with a forward being a top priority for West Ham.
With Michail Antonio turning 32 next season, the young Slough-born Albanian could be the future main man for the Hammers up top.
West Ham have reportedly held talks with the representatives of Watford hitman Emmanuel Dennis with a view to a £10m deal.
That’s according to football journalist Peter O’Rourke who claims that the Hammers are keen to bring the 24-year-old to the London Stadium in the summer.
Dennis is more of a second striker who can operate right across the attack.
That would given Moyes much more flexibility and the kind of strength in depth a Premier League club should have as standard, let alone one competing in Europe.
He’s free, he’s been here before and loved it and he has a great relationship with the manager.
So it seems a move back to West Ham for Jesse Lingard should be a no-brainer for all concerned.
For no transfer outlay West Ham would be getting a quality player who they missed dearly last season.
Another name that is not going away when it comes to West Ham transfer links is Burnley’s Josh Brownhill (90 Min).
West Ham desperately need another defensive midfielder. Links to the likes of Bissouma and Gallagher seem totally unrealistic.
But Brownhill is the opposite, a very feasible addition indeed.
And as reported by Hammers News yesterday, Brownhill may surprise a few doubters as his statistics stand up against the very best in his position in the Premier League.
Aguerd would be an excellent signing as the left-footed defender can also play at left-back – another position that Moyes needs to strengthen.
The likes of 90Min have been reporting that talks have been held with West Ham said to be close to agreeing a deal with a ‘willingness on both sides’ to get it done.
West Ham are allegedly eyeing up the possibility of signing Stuttgart left-back Borna Sosa in the summer.
That’s according to Total Football Analysis who claim that it is highly likely that the Hammers could target the 24-year-old as a future replacement for Aaron Cresswell.
Cresswell will be 33 before the end of this year and struggled at the business end of last season. Meanwhile Arthur Masuaku is clearly not good enough for West Ham, particularly as a left-back.
A West Ham fan favourite following an excellent loan spell from PSG.
The Times claims West Ham have a preference for Areola after links to Nick Pope and state that Moyes will push ahead to sign him permanently with a view to the France international transitioning to succeed 37-year-old Lukasz Fabianski as number one.
Now transfer guru Fabrizio Romano is reporting West Ham are nearing a bargain £7.6m deal for the France international after triggering their option to buy.
If West Ham can get this business done then it would resemble the perfect window as Moyes aims for a super seven rebuild.
And who knows perhaps there could be room for one more big surprise signing too.
Let’s hope the club back the manager, who has worked a minor miracle in east London over the last two and a half years.