By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

14th Nov, 2021 | 2:10pm

Frank McAvennie expects West Ham to make January moves after Kretinsky investment

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Frank McAvennie expects David Moyes to make moves in January after Daniel Kretinsky’s recent purchase of a 27% stake in West Ham.

Kretinsky, who also owns Sparta Prague in his native Czech Republic, was appointed to the Irons board on Wednesday [10/11/21] after his investment into the club [Sky Sports].

That has led to talk that the East London outfit may be stepping up their efforts to improve their existing squad in the upcoming January transfer window.

Ex-Irons star McAvennie predicts signings to be on Moyes’ agenda heading into the New Year as they currently sit third in the Premier League table, eyeing an unlikely gatecrashing of the Champions League spots.

“They got top-six last season, I want them to challenge for top-four this season,” McAvennie told West Ham Zone.

“If you don’t get it, you get the Europa League again. They’re taking everything serious this season, including the Europa League and League Cup.

“I’m delighted for the club.

“David will want to buy in January. He won’t bring in loads but I would love to see another striker, unless there’s someone coming through the ranks.”

In other West Ham news, John Terry has shared his one big Irons regret on Twitter.

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