Amid concerns from worried West Ham supporters, an ever-reliable source has delivered an exciting transfer claim…
The Irons fan site claimed earlier in the week that the manager wanted a new striker, a centre-back and the permanent arrival of Jesse Lingard, which left some sections of the London Stadium faithful worried about a lack of depth in midfield.
However, the anonymous Ex has claimed that, once the club secures these three priority positions, they will look to bolster elsewhere. He wrote on Twitter: “My understanding is that they are the three priority signings. Once they are filled and we are happy we can then look for other positions/availability to bolster squad but they would obviously be cheaper deals.”
It’s certainly an exciting time to be a Hammers fan. In the space of just one year, Moyes has steered the club from relegation candidates, saving them with one game to go, to sealing a place in the Europa League.
This remarkable turnaround in fortunes has largely been down to his coaching and expertise in the transfer market, which should encourage those in east London even more.
Of course, a new striker and bringing Lingard back should be the two top priorities. Moyes cannot afford to go into a potential 50-plus game campaign with an injury-prone Michail Antonio as his only senior striking option, whilst the Manchester United star’s impact since January can never be understated after nine goals and five assists.
Even if that takes a fair chunk of the budget away, there should still be huge confidence in finding further additions – you only have to look at the deals involving Vladimir Coufal (£5.5m) and Tomas Soucek (loan, then £15m) for inspiration.
This latest update from Ex, one of the most trustworthy sources around the club, is very positive and should leave fans absolutely ecstatic going into what could be a history-defining summer.
If they get their business right, the Hammers’ seventh-place finish will be no mere fluke and they may even put up a competitive fight in the Europa League too.
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