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Moyes’ in critical striker countdown

David Moyes seems unlikely to sign a striker to a permanent deal this winter after missing out on a couple of priority targets.

And a report tonight in The Sun that Josh King is still of interest at £16m and £120,000 per week in wages is well wide of the mark.

Moyes has openly admitted three bids for his quality targets have been made and failed. He is now likely to wait until summer for the player he really wants and look for a back-up loan signing over what remains of the window.

He is looking to get a foreign loan striker as he bids to take pressure of Michail Antonio unless he gets lucky in the last days by getting the front man he REALLY  wants.

If he doesn’t land a loan deal he will fall back on the squad with players like Yarmolenko and Lanzini playing a more forward role or youngsters like Mipo Odubeko being given more minutes on the pitch.

The manager refuses to panic buy and has suggested this is the way he will go if he finds signing impossible.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

6 comments on “Moyes’ in critical striker countdown

  1. As we have had a great start to the season, I hope we do not get sucked into paying over the odds for a player from Sevilla or anyone else that may not make it in the PL. We burnt our fingers with Haller please lets not make the same mistake. I trust in DM to make the right calls.

  2. It is utterly laughable that we let our only fit senior striker leave without a replacement. I don’t know any other club that would look to sabotage itself in the way we continually seek to do, just an unbelievable situation.

  3. Can you imagine if he Dosnt sign anyone, and then Antonio picks up a bad injury that keeps him out for a few months…I was not a fan of haller but would rather him than no one at all ..could be our best season in years and they have gambled like this …crazy stuff …

  4. The owners need to back Moyes and bring in one striker at least. He’s doing an amazing job considering how thin the squad but we are bound to come unstuck second half of the season without a signing or two. To think we have won the same amount of games as Tottenham and Liverpool so far this season is amazing considering where we came from under Pellegrini but how much further could we go with a few top signings?

  5. Are the FFP rules still applicable? Considering how much revenue clubs will have lost due to Covid, it stands to reason that selling clubs must adjust their valuations accordingly. Let’s face it, if you’ve a player coming to the end of their contract, or one who is set on a move elsewhere. No club is going to potentially let themselves fall foul of the FFP rules and risk a ban on future signings. Perhaps this can be used as leverage in any deals being done?
    Sure there are better brains than mine at work o the subject.

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