Confirmed: No January spending plans

Manuel+Lanzini+West+Ham+United+v+SV+Werder+0Pg6_ic94sIlConfirmation that West Ham will refuse to spend in January has emerged this morning in the national press.

ClaretandHugh has regularly reported that with no cash in the kitty and the FFP ceiling reached, the Irons will need to sell to buy but that any new arrivals are unlikely.

Now The Mirror’s Darren Lewis has reported this morning that the club’s current injury crisis will not create a rush to buy in January.

In commenting on the Manu Lanzini injury he declares: “It is understood, however, that the seventh-placed club feel they still have enough within the squad not to have to spend their way out of trouble.

Andy Carroll will keep his place in the side while Nikica Jelavic, Mauro Zarate and Michail Antonio, a £7million signing from Nottingham Forest in the summer, will now be handed more significant roles over the festive period.”

Darren also includes a credit for this site in his report on the FA Cup draw declaring: “Sullivan told the Claret and Hugh website: “It’s a decent draw, its been four or five games since we have been drawn at home in the Cup. We are due four or five home draws.

“We will be treating the FA Cup very seriously. We must give Wolves respect. It’s not an easy draw, but it’s one we expect to win.”




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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon