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Just one proven PL player among Irons signings

By Hughie Southon

Much has been said and written about David Moyes’ summer signings and the manager himself has even made it clear that we will have to wait to see the best of them.

I have said in the past that buying players who aren’t immediately ready for the Premier League is not the best idea when you claim at the same time you will be scrapping it out at the top of the table in Europe.

As a reminder of the outfield players bought by the Hammers manager, only Maxwel Cornet and Emerson has experienced life in the Premier League.

Cornet looked a threat on his rare appearances before injury but Emerson made just 23 appearances for Chelsea over four years spending one of them at Lyon on loan.

Flynn Downes came out of the Championship and both he and the others have a lot to prove in terms of the Premier League which demands [roven player.

Not the best buying policy for me!

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About Hugh5outhon1895

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 “Just one proven PL player among Irons signings

  1. Normally it wouldn’t be a problem to add a few pl inexperienced players to a decent squad doing well. This was not that situation because our squad was severely depleted and dead on it’s feet.

    Mistake. Some players should have been added in January

  2. Usually clubs buy players and play to their strengths. West Ham buy them and make them dso something different. These are all perfectly good players that would thrive at another club whose manager wasn’t stuck in his ways with a system that no longer works.

  3. Spot on Cowhead.
    Other teams manage it just fine

  4. Yes Hughie its weird to buy players untried in the Prem and then not try them, or in and out hokey cokey style including out of position or not played in the manner they were signed for. This muddled approach by Moyes is baffling beyond reason.

  5. I remember Spurs suffered after bringing in seven or eight new foreign signings a few years ago. Took them a long time to settle in. Problem with our new players is the ones that came in late like Scamacca never had a preseason and others like Aguerd and Cornet got injured before they could show what they can do.

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