Hammers update signings situation


Antonio Nocerino has joined West Ham on loanWest Ham’s chiefs have told the fans not to hold their breath on January signings!

Unless the board is 100 per cent convinced a new signing will “definitely improve the squad.” they will be keeping the coffers firmly shut.

Last year’s moves for striker Marco Borriello,midfielder Antonio Nocerino (pictured above) and Colombia left back Paolo Armero – brought in on top wages – were all released after deeply disappointing spells.

Thirty four year old Dirk Kuyt is the latest veteran to be linked with the club after a week in which Darren Fletcher was been at the centre of the club’s thoughts.

But this morning an insider told ClaretandHugh:”There’s been a lot of  talking going on all week but nothing has been concluded. It’s a time to look around of course but in the main January buys are never good buys.

“We are in a good position to only buy players who we really believe will improve the team, either short or long term. 

“If you look at the money spent over previous January windows, the cost has run to tens of millions with fees, agents fees and wages and very few of the players had any impact. Our position is very healthy.”

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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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  • bubs says:

    Do we need to change anything at the moment,Vaz Te and Morrinson have not been in BFS plans for a long time,we have Potts,Driver,Demel and O,Brien to cover the full backs,3 central defenders plus Booth and Henry,we have to many forwards if they are fit and available and similar for midfield, if Reid leaves we need cover and that is all so unless we can improve which in my opion players like Fletcher are not leave things alone,it’s bad enough leaving players out such as Poyet,Javis and Alfitano what’s going to happen when Kouyate and Sakho return to watch Nolan with us ?

  • New606 says:

    strange isn’t it, the two davids and fat sam have always done really well in the january window, so much so we were relegated twice because of it but now its a bad idea

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