West Ham have brought in just one player during this January transfer window.
Darren Randolph is that new recruit, coming in from Middlesbrough – and even he has already played for the Hammers before.
The Guardian journalist Jacob Steinberg has even said they are “desperately scouring the market” for new signings.
West Ham are desperately scouring the market. Bid in for Nottingham Forest’s Matty Cash (doesn’t sound like it will be enough). Moyes interested in Sampdoria midfielder Ronaldo Vieira and West Ham have also been offered CSKA Moscow forward Fyodor Chalov on loan.
— Jacob Steinberg (@JacobSteinberg) January 24, 2020
This tweet has attracted plenty of interest from the club’s supporters, and they are not happy with their club’s business.
“Desperately scouring the market” but not desperately enough to pay the required amount to purchase anybody. Encouraging signs of a change in approach from Sully 👍
— Greg Newman (@gregnewman88) January 24, 2020
Instead of this scattergun approach of always bidding insulting low figures and getting other clubs’ back up, why don’t they just …..actually why am I even bothering typing this, I have absolutely zero confidence in the owners doing anything properly. #LiesLiesLies
— C.C. Baxter (@ImAPatientMan) January 24, 2020
Bit pointless as they want to shop in Poundland and only Marks and Spencer is open
— JonnyH (@RorkesXDrift) January 24, 2020
We are an absolute shambles….we actually deserve to go down just because the club is a circus!!
— Alex (@wrighty1973) January 24, 2020
Desperation sums up the ownership. The backlash is greater then ever as we teeter on oblivion!
— Alan (@AJZhammers) January 24, 2020
With so little time left before the transfer window slams shut, this is exactly what fans should expect as new signings are being looked at.
One fan, meanwhile, believes that loan business is the best way to go.
Getting some on loan probably best way to go – big danger of throwing money away for mediocrity
— Brian Lowry (@townfieldfox) January 24, 2020
He certainly has a point. It would be important for the Irons’ hierarchy to make sure that their desperation does not lead to them parting with big fees for players who are not up to the grade.
It promises to be an interesting few days for the Hammers.