£40M investments wasting away at West Ham


£40M investments wasting away on Hammers bench

David Moyes has a big decision to make ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League fixture against Fulham. The Hammers’ manager will have to make the tough decision on whether to wrap his players in cotton wool ahead of Thursday’s Leverkusen return or prioritise the league.

Of course, there’s a third option, which involves playing the same players over and over with minimal substitutions, but that surely can’t continue.

So perhaps it’s time for Moyes to use some of the players in his squad who receive a considerable salary to represent West Ham. Including wages and transfer fees, Danny Ings and Maxwel Cornet have cost the club upwards of £40 million. That’s an incredible amount of club assets going to waste, and it hasn’t just come at a financial cost either.

Danny Ings-Maxwel Cornet-Unused by David Moyes

£40M investments wasting away: Cornet & Ings have cost West Ham a fortune but rarely play

By not using either player, Moyes is asking the remainder of the team to run the miles that Said Benrahma and Pablo Fornals used to cover, and it shows. There is virtually no rest for the manager’s favourites, with Jarrod Bowen flogged until injured and 34-year-old Michail Antonio being asked to play close to 90 minutes twice per week.

It will be interesting to see what Moyes does against Fulham because if he carries on, injury could well befall the likes of Mohammed Kudus and Lucas Paqueta.

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  • Hammerjules says:

    Both were moyes buys along with numerous others that have cost our club millions. Soucek, coufal and bowen are about the only decent signings that moyes has made

  • Martin says:

    Exactly, ‘outsiders’ don’t undestand whiy so many have ‘had it’ with both strategy- the yawn of ‘Moyes ball’- and equally some dumb, stubborn, short sighted decisions more like a schoolmaster only picking his class favourites. imagine our strengh if we had KEPT Scamacca, Fornals, Benrhama and not arranged a dumb loannout for Downes: wouldnt be flogging the same players to death as per Moyesball and would have a brilliant rotation option. SCOTOSAURAS out!!!!

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