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Moyes admits his tricky window issues

David Moyes admits this represents a serious challenging season at West Ham.

Thus far seven players have left the club this summer and the boss has been busy attempting to build a new squad which he admits has proved difficult.

That was always going to be the case and he will realise as well as anyone else that he may stand or fall on the outcome of his window acquisitions.

He admits it has not been easy to get several deals across the line telling reporters:  “The point is we have bid for a lot of players this year and we’ve not been able to get quite a few over the line. 

The difference is we’re trying to be in the top six rather than avoid the bottom six. The level of player you’re looking to buy, what that costs, harder to get, so what we’re trying to do means we’re looking at a much more expensive player, on bigger wages, coming from a higher level, so that’s what we’ve found difficult.

There’s only a certain amount you can pay and you have to cut your cloth accordingly.”

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It’s a big job replacing and maybe adding to those that lef with the manager saying:  “Mark Noble came to the end of his contract and we released Ryan and Yarma. David Martin left. So that’s four.

We didn’t sign anyone in January and I thought we were two players short then. So that’s six players. Since then we’ve let Arthur go out so you’re talking about seven players in a squad of 21/22.

That’s why this could be one of the biggest turnarounds I’m having to make here. We’re also looking at the end of last season and players not playing quite to the form they were at.

We have to get that back up. I’m looking to make the changes and looking to find ourselves a new group of players. it’s a challenge 

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One comment on “Moyes admits his tricky window issues

  1. The issues which Moyes is facing regarding the progression of West Ham as a club are very complex and require a genius touch with a good sprinkling of luck. Some supporters either aren’t aware or don’t particularly care about the what goes on behind the scenes.

    Progressing this club year on year and competing with the top teams whilst also competing in Europe, was always going to present its challenges. Operating in these money-motivated shark-infested transfer windows, we have shown that whilst we are willing to spend the money on the right players, we will not recklessly endanger the very existence of this club. As far as I’m concerned that makes sense to me and should make sense to anyone that holds down a job and pays the bills in their household. Some of the comments that I have read regarding transfer speculation or our transfer activity have been either naive, clueless or both.
    The loss to this club of Mr West Ham Mark Noble hasn’t been mentioned too much, but I feel that it is potentially a massive loss and I hope that the presence of players like Ben Johnson, Conor Coventry and Flynn Downes is the beginning of a new West Ham heartbeat within this squad.

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