David Moyes has admitted that he would like to strengthen West Ham United in a number of different areas before the new season.

The Irons only survived on the penultimate day of the season, despite early hopes that European football could be secured at the London Stadium.

Moyes replaced Manuel Pellegrini midway through the campaign, and brought in Tomas Soucek and Jarrod Bowen in the January window.

Those two signings helped immensely, but Moyes isn’t planning to stop there based on his latest comments on the window.

“We would like to strengthen in a lot of areas,” he told the Evening Standard.

“We’re lacking in defensive cover. We’re also looking to see who could move on because that could change the direction we take during the transfer window.

“The owners have spent a lot of money in the last few years and I’m not sure a similar amount will be available this time. Whatever there is, though, we will spend it wisely.

“We’re trying to bring in a younger group but we will also need a couple of experienced players. Central defenders are usually better when they’re more experienced.”

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Many clubs will be dependant on selling players before bringing them in after COVID-19, and that isn’t different at West Ham, although Moyes insisted marquee stars such as Declan Rice won’t be sold.

The Guardian recently reported six names that Moyes could look to clear out over the summer, with the list including Felipe Anderson, Fabian Balbuena, Manuel Lanzini, Arthur Masuaku and Andriy Yarmolenko.

Although they may be big names, they haven’t made much of an impact in the past year and moving them on could allow Moyes to be smart in the summer window.

In other West Ham United news, this report has shared the Irons’ stance on Grady Diangana after his successful spell at West Brom

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