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Hammers to look at loan and free agent market

West Ham are busy reviewing free agents and players available on loan with limited funds to spend this summer.

David Moyes knows he must sell to buy but that could be easier said than done with a limited market for players like Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini after a poor season at West Ham.

Claret and Hugh understand that David Moyes and his recruitment team are reviewing free agents and loan options while there is no money from outbound sales.

Agents too are scouring for players that the 57-year-old might consider to bring in fresh faces without breaking the bank.

In January the Hammers bought in Slavia Prague midfielder Tomas Soucek for a £3.75m loan fee later agreeing to pay a transfer fee of £15m to make the deal permanent last week.

Moyes will be looking to repeat on the success of Soucek in finding other talents on a try before you buy basis or at the end of their current contracts.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Hammers to look at loan and free agent market

  1. It’s shaping up to be.a very unusual market, normally there would have been some comings and goings and information to understand what the new rate is for players. We know our chairmen try to go in super cheap, sometimes alienating the seller, it’s one of those things that sounds logical try to get the player as cheap as possible but it’s the equivalent of betting on a long shot, it’s a waste of time perhaps one comes in every 20 years and in the meantime back on football you are building bad relationships with the market.

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