West Ham United boss David Moyes has hinted that he will look to sign at least one new midfielder during the January transfer window.
Moyes is expected to be busy at the start of 2018 as the Scot looks to bring his own players to the London Stadium for the second half of the 2017-18 campaign.
West Ham have been strongly linked with a move for a new centre-back in recent days, with Swansea City’s Alfie Mawson believed to be the club’s leading target.
Moyes has now revealed that he wants to improve his midfield options in the winter window, but has seemingly ruled out bringing a new striker to the London Stadium next month.
Moyes told West Ham’s official website:
“I’ve got to say every player has shown great desire and is committed in training, but I think we’re short in some areas and overloaded in others. For example, we’ve got lots of forwards, but we’re really short of midfield players.
“We’ve got quite a few who are comfortable playing on the left, but not so many who can play on the right, so we’ve got a little bit of an imbalanced squad which we’ve got to straighten out in January if we can.”
Diafra Sakho is widely expected to leave West Ham next month, but West Ham are well stocked in the final third due to the presence of Javier Hernandez, Andy Carroll, Andre Ayew and Marko Arnautovic.
The Hammers will look to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they welcome West Bromwich Albion on January 2.