Kaveh Solhekol shares big West Ham transfer update live on Sky Sports News
David Moyes is “struggling” to find transfer targets who would improve his squad at West Ham, according to Kaveh Solhekol.
West Ham are yet to sign anyone this month but Sky Sports News journalist Solhekol reports that loads of players have been proposed to the London club by agents.
However, Moyes is taking a pragmatic approach to the transfer window and is finding it tough to find players he wants despite being backed financially by the owners.
“It’s quite surprising that they haven’t bought anyone yet because they’re doing so well, but there are areas of their squad that David Moyes wants to strengthen,” said Solhekol on Sky Sports News’ Transfer Show on Wednesday night, as quoted on the online Transfer Centre [19 January, 07:55pm].
“When it comes to transfers, the situation is very simple. Moyes has been told there is money to spend, the board will back him and try to get the players he wants.
“But everyone knows Moyes is very careful, very cautious when it comes to the transfer market. He doesn’t like taking risks and doing his homework on players.
“The money is there, it is available, but I think Moyes is struggling to find better players than he already has. But if he does find players to improve the squad, he will be backed by the board.
“They have been looking for other forwards and other strikers. Michail Antonio himself said last week that he would welcome the club signing another player in his position because it would strengthen the squad.
“They get offered hundreds of players, lots of agents putting deals in front of them, but Moyes is very cautious and very careful.
“Overall, if you look at his record in the transfer market and the quality of the players he signs, you have to back his judgement.”
January is never a great month to do transfer business.
All the best players are midway through a season and unless they kick up a fuss or are out of contract in the summer, their clubs aren’t going to sell them on the cheap.
Players who are available for decent fees either aren’t playing well or aren’t playing at all.
Moyes, as a result, is stuck between a rock and a hard place.
It must be hard for him to justify going out there and spending the club’s money on new signings when the team is performing well.
Sure, we lost to Leeds on Sunday but results like that happen and we still have full faith in Moyes and his players to be able to bounce back as soon as possible.
But we’re fourth in the Premier League and in a position to qualify for the Champions League next season.
With players returning from injury and fit players performing so well, are new signings justified?
We may be better off saving money for the summer.
In other West Ham news, an amazing attacker is making personal arrangements for a Hammers switch in January.