West Ham’s new board is still waiting to hold its first board meeting following the resurgence of the pandemic.
The club had hoped to have been in a place to organise things by now but the Omicron outbreak has put everything on hold.
Understandably, Daniel Kretinsky is unhappy about leaving his homeland at the moment given the circumstances and a Zoom meeting is more a possibility.
There is no big rush however, as the first meeting is expected to cover transfer targets and with David Moyes still to make his targets clear any urgency is on hold.
It’s known that he is keen on Liverpool’s Nat Phillips and Burnley’s James Tarkowski and we understand that talks are continuing with agenrs.
However, the meeting will need to be held before bids can be made for anybody as all board members will be needed to make a decision on how much the club is prepared to pay.
Although there is probably a myriad of subjects and issues to be tackled, there has also been a fair amount of speculation regarding the upcoming transfer window and its possible targets.
Personally, during this difficult window, we need players that can hit the ground running, only two names stand out for me and they are Tarkowski and Lingard. Slightly older than our preferred player profile, but players who are sure to make a difference to a team that needs a little spark and resilience right now.
We need signings to move us to the next level and keep Rice on board, I am not seeing it with signing players like Phillips, we need 3 quality signings in the window and lets hope we show some serious ambition to keep Rice and challenge for top 4. Signings like these won’t. I really hope Moyes allows Newman to do his job and let Newman do what he did at City otherwise there is no point in having him.
No quality signings to be had tho
I just hope Lingard’s been vaccinated or is willing.