By Daniel Feliciano

3rd May, 2022 | 3:10pm

West Ham United looking at France for summer signings - Dean Jones

West Ham United are looking at France’s Ligue 1 as a way for them to get better value for money in the transfer market, according to Dean Jones.

The Hammers are keen to bolster their squad this summer but with the Premier League full of cash and high valuations, David Moyes is looking to get better value for money.

According to Jones, who was speaking to GiveMeSport, that means they will look abroad and he says that France will be of particular interest to them as they scour the market.

“I know that West Ham do feel like there’s better value to be had, in terms of both fees and wages in France certainly, and possibly in some of the other leagues across the continent, too,” he said.

“And that’s where I think they’ll look first.”

Scouting

The Hammers have been praised for their scouting in the past and the ability to find gems in the transfer market rather than high profile names.

The likes of Tomas Soucek, Vladimir Coufal and Manuel Lanzini were all signed for relatively low fees and from unknown leagues which shows the impact scouting can have.

The French league is full of brilliant talent that are relatively young and relatively cheap too, and they tend to have a great ability to adapt to the Premier League too.

Moyes loves players that are athletic and skilful with solid physical attributes, and with plenty of players needed this summer to bolster the squad it’s a great place to start.

Good value for money is key with a number of deals needing to be done, and Moyes has always been good in the market with finding a deal. It should be a fun summer.

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