By Dean White

27th Jul, 2021 | 12:18pm

ExWHUemployee shares what West Ham have told him about finances amid transfer frustration

West Ham do have money to spend on transfers despite a frustrating start to the summer, according to ExWHUemployee.

David Moyes is yet to welcome any new players to the club despite an obvious need for reinforcements after qualifying for Europe last season.

Writing on his Patreon page today (Tuesday), reliable Irons insider ExWHUemployee has revealed what he was told by someone at the club about the situation amid fears they are strapped for cash.

He said: “I have been chasing the club for an answer on whether there is money available for transfers or whether we are actually broke.

“The response I have received today is that there is money available and that Moyes is making sure it is spent correctly on that right targets.

He added: “Of course I cannot promise or guarantee this but I think it is worth holding on and seeing what happens this window before we go into complete meltdown.

“Yes, I am worried too but the club are giving me assurances that there is money to spend and before people say it, this news hasn’t [come] from the board.

“Talks are going on with a couple of players and hopefully there will be news soon.”

Get a jog on

There are only 19 days between now and when West Ham kick off their 2021/22 Premier League campaign against Newcastle on August 15.

In the next two and a half weeks, Moyes needs to find at least one new centre-forward to add to the squad, a new centre-back, a new left-back, a new midfielder and maybe a winger to add some serious strength in depth.

We have needed a striker ever since January when Sebastien Haller was sold to Ajax and nobody was brought in to replace him.

What is the hold up there? Was there no shortlist drawn up between then and this summer?

Moyes signed a long-term deal to stay at the London Stadium not so long ago so we doubt that he would have done that if there were no funds available.

But we’re now at a stage where fans are worrying with nothing seeming as though it’s that close.

We’re reportedly in talks to sign a new goalkeeper in Alphonse Areola and while he’d be a good signing, do we really need a new goalkeeper? Should that be a priority?

Of course, it’s a deal that should be done. But it’s nowhere near as important as bolstering the spine of the squad and getting a replacement for Jesse Lingard.

In other West Ham news, Jim White has shared what he’s been told about the potential takeover at the club.

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