Hammers out of cash for winter window


West Ham United look likely enter into the loan market rather than making more permanent signings in the winter window.

The Hammers are spent up after using the Declan Rice money plus a bit in the summer but have now established a squad capable of competing on every front this season,

We clearly need a left back given this is injured Aaron Cresswell’s probable last season and we will need a striker given Mike Antonio’s age.

But it seems that both positions will need to wait until next summer with the squadcurrently in good shape.

We remain in Europe, are looking good in the Premier League, take on Arsenal in the Carabao Cup and have the FA Cup competition to come.

It certainly isn’t impossible that Moyes could move in the loan market in both the left back and striker positions will have to wait as the winter window is never a great time to bring in players

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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!"

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  • hammerpete6 says:

    For me the left back cover is urgent given Cress slowing up and Johnson not regarded as a long term l/b. Emerson is great linking with Paqueta and we have a teenager but need interim strength. I’m hoping Bowen/ Kudus will fill up top with also Antonio and Mubama. We really need to look to sell players like Ings, maybe Benrahma, Fornals and Cornet, Johnson and Coventry if not wanted, to fund the future.

  • Eug says:

    Although it is agreed there is little or no money for the January window, we have a number of players that are surplus to requirements & should bring in a tidy sum. Fornals, Ings, Cornet, Kehrer, Cresswell & possibly Johnson could all be sold. Then there’s the possibility of the Suildi’s making a massive offer for Aguard. So we could end up with a fair war chest for a Striker, Central Defender & Full backs

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