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Moyes discusses window issues

By Hughie Southon

West Ham boss David Moyes has been revealing his plans for the transfer window which is something of a surprise given how he likes to keep things solidly under wraps.

Ok he hasn’t said a huge amount but having signed Flynn Downes he is making it clear just how hard he is trying to bring in players.

It certainly seems that the boss has a major revamp in mind with Armando Broja and Blackburn striker Ben Brereton-Diaz the two major striker targets it seems.

It’s a tough time of the year for all managers and probably more so for the Hammers boss as he looks to fill several holes in a minimal squad.

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He has been discussing the position on the official site at whufc.com declaring: “It’s a busy time and as everybody knows we’re trying really hard to add to the squad.

“We’ve been making offers for players, some have been getting accepted and some haven’t been.

“But that’s where the sort of little bit the pressure comes at this time of the year, trying to get those players in that you’d like to add to the squad.”

Beyond that the left back situation will need to be sorted with Cressie probably having hit his ceiling at 32 and with the club having reportedly missed out to on Tyrell Malacia to Manchester United.

The summer transfer window closes on Thursday September 1st at 11pm.

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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

6 comments on “Moyes discusses window issues

  1. Said it before we should look at Own Wijnald at left back, not the Danish kid who like Ben Johnson is a right back that can play left sided. Unless of course we are looking to sign him to replace Coufal.

  2. Why we haven’t signed Keane Lewis-Potter is another anomaly seems the perfect replacement for Yarmolenko and could potentially also play up front.

  3. A good few years back, I can still remember thinking simplistically regarding football transfers as being able to be made just by being first to get to the player by approaching their club.
    This is most certainly not true as demonstrated by our recent signing of Flynn Downes, snatched by us at the eleventh hour…… something that we know only too well.
    Tyrell Malacia had a choice to make, who does he choose, Manure or us?
    I’m convinced that It won’t be for a lack of trying that we get the right players in that this club needs.

  4. Having several holes to fill in an already minimal squad appears to be entirely his own fault.

    Well done for bringing in Downes, but if you let Soucek leave, it’s back to square one again.

  5. We know it’s difficult but surely with Newman in and no January signings we must have known this and prepared to move on targets – the window wasn’t a surprise!! As is goes, Villa Newcastle and Spuds are miles ahead of us, isn’t it difficult for them? The sounds we hear that we are begging Lingard and waiting to see if Broja is available are hardly reassuring. The Downes signing is more like it, but then there’s Soucek?

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