Hammers dithering risks losing key targets
The Hammers appear to be dithering again but this time the delay is occurring higher up the food chain.
There is an awful lot of uncertainty at the club presently. The future of David Moyes, Rob Newman and the appointment of a director of football all hang in the balance.
I completely understand leaving the decision over the managerial position until after the Conference final. However, delaying the appointment of a director of football until July in unnecessarily restrictive.
West Ham are rumoured to be interested in signing Harvey Barnes from Leicester but how can we? The transfer grapevine reported yesterday that Aston Villa were now interested in the player. The midland club have a huge advantage because their staff are already in place for next season. In short they’re a more stable and certain destination for Barnes.
How can West Ham seriously contest signing players when we can’t even offer the certainty of a manager?
I’ve no doubt that all will get it sorted eventually, but how many targets will have slipped through the net before? If Villa want to sign Barnes from Leicester they can bid immediately but we’ll have to wait.
West Ham can’t seriously expect a player to delay their future whilst we sort out our managerial team. No player would do that and in the case of Barnes he’ll just sign for Aston Villa.
The situation creates the sort of disadvantage which leads to missing out on first choice targets. Not only do potential signings not know who their boss will be but who will make the actual signing?
It’s a bit of a self imposed mess and it’s not the first time we’ve seen the pattern. The Hammers have a recent history of snoozing & losing . . . it’s time we woke up!