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Moyes to target players 25 or younger

West Ham manager David Moyes has repeated his desire to sign younger players whenever possible trying to avoid players towards the end of their careers.

Moyes told reporters at his press conference yesterday at Rush Green “I can tell you what my approach has always been, we didn’t have much to spend at Everton and my idea was always to bring players in with resale value that I could sell back into the market. I want to stop the idea that always what we’re doing is just buying someone to fill the gap.”

“I want it to be the vision for the club that we are looking to bring in young, attractive and hungry players who are saying: ‘We are going to make West Ham better.’ Whatever is said in the accounts, I am telling you what my vision is. I think if I get given the opportunity to do that, I will turn it around.”

A club insider confirmed the new strategy saying beyond the odd exception like 32-year-ol Darren Randolph bought in for cover the vision was to buy players 25 years of age or under where ever possible.  24-year-old Tomáš Souček is the first of that new strategy while a bid for 22-year-old right-back Rasmus Kristensen was rejected yesterday.

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

2 comments on “Moyes to target players 25 or younger

  1. Exactly what Moyes used to do at Everton, spotting and buying young players that went on to be internationals. What’s more he always looks for players with the right kind of work hard attitude. Such a shame he never had the Pellegrini transfer money. Im sure we would be a lot further up the table now if he had.

  2. Agreed Darren but hindsight is a double edged sword Sullivan thought he was doing what the supporters wanted when he brought in Pellegrini & gave him carteblance to hire who he wanted, well we all now know it was a disaster & we are where we are I think the board do deserve some credit in biting the bullet & asking Moyes to come back let’s hope they also give him the support he will need to rectify the situation & get the club on a sound footing & establish a structure to take the club forward

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