By Jack Cunningham

15th Nov, 2021 | 2:10pm

West Ham won't be splashing the cash just yet

West Ham won’t be splashing Daniel Kretinsky’s cash in the January window, according to a new report.

West Ham claim that the Irons are probably looking for a new centre-back and a replacement for Said Benrahma as he is set to take part in the Africa Cup of Nations.

They claim that the money that Kretinsky has invested in the club will be used to help build the Irons into a top team, but that won’t be happening in January.

The truth is the Irons probably don’t need to have a major rebuild or anything like that in January, and holding the money back might be a better idea.

Interesting window ahead.

After Angelo Ogbonna suffered an ACL injury, we would have to agree with this report and conclude that the Irons need to buy a new centre-back.

They can’t compete on potentially four fronts with just three centre-backs, with one of them over 30.

So, you would hope that some money will be made available for David Moyes to recruit a centre-back.

The Benrahma dilemma is interesting because he has become a key part of the team this season and has contributed directly to plenty of goals.

So, you would have to say that the Hammers are going to miss him as well, but they have the likes of Nikola Vlasic and Andriy Yarmolenko to step in.

The real position the Irons need to strengthen is up front, they need someone to support Michail Antonio, so if West Ham ended January with a striker and a centre-back, we think they would be happy.

In other West Ham news, a new report has emerged with an update on Declan Rice’s future.

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