David Moyes is set to receive a massive boost to his summer transfer budget at West Ham United, according to one club insider…
Claret & Hugh claimed that the 58-year-old could have a war chest of around £85m at his disposal ahead of the upcoming window after the Irons qualified for the Europa League on the final day of the season.
It’s thought that their sixth-placed finish has earned them in the region of £35m, which will be added to the funds Moyes retained during the January transfer window as he looks to pursue new targets this summer.
That £85m is also said to be before any income from player sales and whether the club’s ownership group GSB decide to add additional finances to the pot.
This will come as sensational news to Moyes as it allows him to bolster the squad ahead of next season without having to worry about bargain hunting, as he normally has done.
The Scotsman has lead the Hammers to their highest Premier League finish since the 1998/99 campaign, when Harry Redknapp’s side ended in fifth place.
It is no secret that the east London outfit need plenty of additions in the transfer window if they are to stand a chance at not only repeating this season’s exploits but also improving on that and subsequently challenging in Europe.
One position which will undoubtedly be resolved is centre-forward, where names like Tammy Abraham, Ivan Toney, Adam Armstrong, and Abdallah Sima have all been linked. Some of these will cost the Irons in excess of £25m, maybe £40m – especially in the Chelsea man’s case.
However, with £85m in his pocket, Moyes could well land two of these strikers to help the injury-prone Michail Antonio up top, whilst also having funds left to add strength in depth in other areas, such as central midfield and at left-back.
Those are two positions where Claret & Hugh also suggests that the West Ham boss would like cover as he plots a summer spending spree from his office at Rush Green.
All in all, the Hammers could have some serious money to spend this summer, especially if they sell some players, and this should leave Moyes absolutely buzzing as he nears a three-year contract extension.
He’s finally getting backed by the board, so surely the only way is up at the London Stadium.