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Hammers in window cash dilemma

West Ham seem unlikely to be making any further moves in the winter window despite injury to Danny Ings and suggestions that a new central defender is required,

David Moyes has claimed that Ings was about the best available as he studied the market for a new front man and anybody he were now to bring in could  be viewed as second best.

With Craig Dawson having been allowed to move on to Wolves the squad could be stretched at the back with only the indifferent form of Thilo Kherer acting as cover should injury hit any of Oggy, Nayef Aguerd or Kurt Zouma.

The bigger problem of course  -as would be expected- is finance with the club now having spent around £190 million in the summer and winter markets.

To say they have been unlucky with injuries would be putting it ridiculously mildly but a source added: “We are very close to our financial limit and another striker for example could leave some long faces eventually”

 

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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

5 comments on “Hammers in window cash dilemma

  1. So why do they say things like we are still in the market for a Defender and another Striker ?Only to wait a few days and say we have no money, they must have known that ages ago. So instead of doing the Classic West Ham damp squib, when talking of the transfer market, why don’t they simply keep their mouths shut ?

    Spend £7 million more and sack Moyes and we can use the Young Players and save money.

    • In fairness mate I don’t think THEY do. It’s mainly media sites if you have a close look. If they absolutely have to they will though as is usually the case

    • Hugh FFP is no more. It’s all about wages to turnover Aston villa are up to 95% of their wages to turnover ratio yet still buy players. West ham’s wage bill to turnover only takes up 54% on the latest figures. Something isn’t adding up .

  2. Surely a 30 year old striker with a bad injury record wasn’t our best option. Think that was another panic buy as it came out of nowhere

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