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Moyes reveals Irons January window stance

David Moyes has confirmed what most of us knew a couple of weeks back – there’s little or no money to buy players in January.

After splashing £150 million plus in the summer the manager will be attempting to win in Europe and climb the table with the players he has got

And from the way he has been speaking it seems that he won’t even be moving into the market following a crop of injuries to the squad.

Maxwel Cornet remains injured, Kurt Zouma is also not expected back until mid January the earliest and Gianluca Scamacca now has an injury which the club still has to have scanned and diagnosed.

However, Moyes has made it clear that there is next to no likelihood of any moves from the club following the massive outlay in the summer.

He explained that the board had done really well but bringing in nine players was more than than he would have really wanted to do.

He said: “I have to say the board did really well by us and spent a good amount of money in the summer, we brought in nine new players, which is more than anybody would want to do, really.

“But we needed it because we’ve got a European campaign again and because of the amount of games we played in the year before.

“Even this season I think we’ve played more games than any other Premier League team at this stage of the season, so we needed to add those players.

“But January will probably be a no, unless we need something through injury or someone comes available.

“But, in truth, I don’t see us doing much business, no.”

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4 comments on “Moyes reveals Irons January window stance

  1. To be honest the club should not give Moyes any more money to spend, the jury is still out whether the players he bought suit the system he wants to play. In my opinion Kehrer, Emerson, Scammaca don’s and there are questions marks over Aguerd and Cornet as we just have not seem enough of them ye. That leaves Areola (for some reason is not starting), Downes (who is not an attacking midfielder) and Paqueta. So for me the only player who looks to have improved us is Paqueta at this moment in time. That is a horrific amount of money on players who have not improved and now he is looking at more terrible players in the form of WBS, Everton CB etc. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOUDL HE BE ALLOWED TO WASTE MORE MONEY TO LEAVE BETTER PLAYERS ON THE BENCH !! Huge question marks must be asked or our recruitment team too.

  2. Absolutely amazed at Moye’s comments. Everyone could see the squad was in desperate need of fresh legs last December/January. Then after the window had closed he said the same thing! If he’d brought two or three new faces then there wouldn’t have been the need for so many signings in the summer.

  3. I was surprised Moyes signed Paqueta. He just doesn’t do “skilful” players. Really hope he doesn’t turn him into another Anderson.

  4. I just don’t get the recruiting criteria, given that Moyes knows his preferred system and has overall say. Why has he played everyone he’s signed out of their optimum position? Not just them, but Johnson 3 positions, Rice and Soucek shuffle, Benny and Fornals left and centre switch about. Weird.

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