In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Rob Lee has claimed his former side West Ham will need to back David Moyes with a £100million transfer kitty if they qualify for Europe.
Moyes has guided West Ham to an unlikely push for the Champions League with just a handful of games remaining, and the performances of players such as Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek have been a big part of that.
The West Ham board will be hoping to keep hold of their best players and then adding to their squad, instead of replacing players this summer as they potentially prepare for a European campaign.
Speaking on how much Moyes will need to spend to ensure West Ham don’t fall behind and why teams find it difficult to compete in both Europe and the league, Lee exclusively told FFC:
“The problem when you qualify for Europe is that you have a lot more games and you see teams fall off if they haven’t got the squad to cope with it, and the problem with getting the squad to cope with the games is that owners have to spend more money.
“It’s up to the owners and if they are prepared to put a lot of money into the squad and improve it because they would need to spend £100 million to improve the entire squad.”
West Ham are currently in a battle with Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur for the fourth and final spot in the Champions League next season.
Out of the Hammers’ remaining games they have to play four teams in the bottom half of the league and they’ve only lost two games to teams below 10th, with both defeats coming against Newcastle United.