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Moyes cash in hand but keeps targets a total secret

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West Ham will be ready to spend up to £30 million for a striker this summer but David Moyes is keeping his cards close to his chest on who that may be..

Having  decided against launching big bids in January he still has the money he would have spent then in addition to extra for what is seen as an absolute priority position.

He is also hopeful that by landing a place in the Champions League, top strikers will have no reason to look for a bigger club.

It will obviously be much easier to recruit a top front man in a covid-hit market as a Euro challenging club than a middle of the road Premier League outfit

Despite Mikey Antonio’s return he is still seen as vulnerable and the club are looking for a long term replacement for him plus one other.

The board have given over all the decision making on who is to be signed to the manager and are ready to back him as far as they possibly can.

And Moyes – as is his way – is keeping all his targets a big secret trusting nobody with special info given the leaks that have escaped from West Ham in the past.

It’s going to a fascinating summer as because £50 million is on the table the club see a top striker plus back up, along with Jesse Lingard as their major requirements.

They will be hoping the manager can do as he has done before – pull rabbits out of hats and as a result it seems likely that Slavia Prague will be figuring highly in his mind.

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5 comments on “Moyes cash in hand but keeps targets a total secret

  1. You can say what you like and like what you bloomin’ well say but one thing that should be said is that Mr Moyes has stopped the club from being a circus and I applaud that

  2. i agree, not only signing players for now, but younger ones for the future, he has also done work within the club on backroom staff, and tried to appoint a director of football from germany, he has transformed a club from grass roots to the top, even reminding gsb that HE is the manager, which seems to be respected.
    absolutely transformed west ham as a football club.

  3. Abso-bloody-lutely. About time we had a manager with some tactical nous transfer-wise. First saying that we’re out of the frame for Tammy Abrahams then being cute as to how much there is in the transfer kitty. Moysie is playing the game with his cards close to his chest.
    Let’s trust his decisions. So far he has worked wonders in the transfer market and showed that he’s a good judge of a player. Our league position isn’t a fluke; we’re where we are down to Moysie and his management team.
    It’s going be an interesting run in to the end of the season; our final position will determine how much is spent and on whom. First step – beating Everton at home this weekend.
    COYI.

  4. Completely agree with the comments here. Curbishley to one side, he’s the first serious football.manager we’ve had at the Club since 1989, in my view. If he hangs around for 5-10 years, it seems a decent bet that we’ll win a trophy or two in those years.

    I wonder if the fans would’ve sung his name, if we’d been allowed in the stadium thisbl season. David Moyes’ claret and blue army, anyone?!

  5. If he manages to get those 3 mentioned for 50mill he’d deserve a contract similar to a certain Mr Pelegrini. It doesn’t only have to be Slavia Prague tho. Has our scouting team increased? If not it should be.

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