By Adefunmiloye Alani

22nd Nov, 2021 | 5:10pm

West Ham to hold meeting next month to discuss January targets

West Ham will hold their first board meeting in December to discuss plans for the January transfer window, according to Claret and Hugh.

There is a “definite” willingness for the Hammers to spend money during the winter, but they will wait for David Moyes’ list of players before reaching a conclusion.

The manager and head of recruitment Rob Newman are expected to have finalised their January transfer targets before then, with a striker and possibly centre-back likely to be top of their list.

Boost

Moyes is set to receive a massive boost with the club willing to make funds available for the coming transfer window, and that is good news.

West Ham have been impressive this term and are still very much in contention for a top-four finish, but Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Wolves highlighted some of the weaknesses they have.

While it was just a bad day in the office, there is no denying that their lack of quality attacking options off the bench cost them all three points.

Jamaican international Michail Antonio looked leggy after the long travel he had during the international break, and Andriy Yarmolenko could not add anything tangible to the attack when he was brought on.

The Hammers could do with a versatile forward in January, and a return for Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard could be on the cards.

They also need quality cover at centre-back with Angelo Ogbonna out for the season following his anterior cruciate ligament injury.

A lack of quality striking cover dealt a massive blow to their top-four chances last term, and they cannot afford to repeat the same mistake in January.

In other West Ham news, an amazing attacker is making personal arrangements for Hammers switch in January.

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