West Ham Vice Chairman Karren Brady has confirmed what ClaretandHugh has revealed way back – there are no plans to spend money in the upcoming January transfer window.
She has followed the big two of David Sullivan and David Gold in saying that that January looks a no go area for us.
Asked on BT Sport about the current injury crisis and whether West Ham will do any transfer business this winter Brady answered:
“January is never a great time for any club to buy players because of most of the really good players are not available for sale so we weren’t planning to do anything, whether something comes up that is very interesting and makes sense for the manager then we might consider it but (we have) no real plans”
Fair enough but the real reason was excluded – there’s no dough and we have reached the upper limit on our Financial Fair Play ceiling.
However, the departures of James Collins or Joey O’Brien would change that marginally and there may be room to manoeuvre on loans but there is no chance of a major signing being made.