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Lopetegui Demands Early Transfer Business

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Julen Lopetegui has made it crystal clear why he wants West Ham to complete their transfer business as early as possible this summer. The new Hammers head coach is already acquainting himself with West Ham’s training complex and has meticulously planned out the team’s training schedule ahead of the forthcoming Premier League season.

This explains the very un-West Ham-like rush to get transfer deals over the line as quickly as possible. The former Real Madrid coach ideally wants the entire squad present and ready to absorb his new tactics in a bid to hit the ground running and start the season strongly.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Lopetegui said: “We try to take advantage of pre-season. For me, it’s important, this time. I think that to be here for this time is good for us, good for the team, and good for the club. I think it is good for all of us to prepare in the best way. First of all, the pre-season is a key moment for us, and, of course, we’re going to try to take advantage of this time. And after, of course, to have more information to talk these things through.

“Always in pre-season the aim is to achieve your best level physically and tactically and to know all the details that we will translate to the team. And, of course, these kinds of matches help you to put the points across. Obviously, it is going to be important to have demanding matches in the pre-season to achieve these levels.”

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  • Pongo says:

    Getting transfer business done early is looking very bleak at the moment, 1 potential signing pulls out of the agreed deal, no exits either i truly believe we’re living in lala land, and i still predict our signings will be the widow t****y and 5 oaps we just can’t get the big signings done and why is that.? Answers on a postcard please.!

  • SydneyC says:

    Why is everyone so obsessed with early signings. They rarely happen, and typically only with players who are concerned about not getting any offers. The players we are after are going to sign or not sign at their convenience. What they won’t do is take the first offer they receive. This is the same for every club.
    People get so bent out of shape blaming the club as if this is Football Manager and you can just click the edit button. Stop believing everything you read on the internet and think it through.

  • Luke says:

    Great to hear this. Under the dithering Dave’s we were so slow to get any transfers done. The last January window was a shambles, ending up with us being short of numbers.

  • John Ayris says:

    The competition starts on matchday one it’s not a false start, it makes sense to be as set to go as possible and it’s good to hear that’s the intention even if it might slip in practice.

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