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Moyes wants younger signings

West Ham manager David Moyes wants to sign younger players and hopes to bring the average age of the Hammers squad down.

His priority will be to sign a striker, a right back and a midfielder in the January transfer window but admitted today during the pre-match press conference that no-one was close with just two weeks remaining.

The news that Moyes wants to prioritise younger players could mean the likelihood of signing players like Joe Allen and Marouane Fellaini is less likely but he is also aware he requires Premier League experience to help get West Ham out of their current situation.

Moyes told reporters “I think there is a lot of good European players in the Premier League you could sign because they’re already here. Having people with Premier League experience who can come in and understand the speed of the game and the way things work here is important.

But I think the introduction of someone from somewhere else can take a bit of time.

It’s not so easy to get a British player, maybe a bit easier to get a Premier League player and more easier to go abroad but getting the right ones is important.”


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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

5 comments on “Moyes wants younger signings

  1. Where does Moyes mention young players in that statement. Seems to read more as experienced players from Premier League or with Premier League experience. The ditherer returns !! Joe Allen last day of window??

  2. I actually think Moyes is the right man for West Ham moving forward. For the club to properly progress we need a manager who will be here for the next 5-10 years.
    He clearly has his sights set on being here for a long time because I think he can see there is an opportunity to really put a stamp on things and move the club forward. There is a lot of room for improvement and I think he is a strong willed character and will have his thoughts and plans and will get them across.
    He has already put it out there that he is massively interested in the Red Bull approach. As fans of any club that is great news but as West Ham fans with a tradition of home grown talent it suits us down to the ground. So I think that in itself will bring the squad age down.
    I also have faith that he’s strong enough to insist that the facilities are improved if there’s any truth in the rumours that the training complex’s are poor.
    We can’t expect him to do this overnight. Things may be tough along the way.
    As fans we have to wipe the slate clean for Moyes and actually give him a fair crack. Forget what happened under previous managers and put aside the issues with the board to give him a chance to set his standards. There’s no doubt that he can improve the standards and structure around the club as a whole.
    If the unrest continues, this will not happen. That is a fact. We will end up like Newcastle where it doesn’t really matter who is at the helm there’s always that toxic atmosphere there and no one really hangs around too long.
    Moyes is a strong leader and he knows how to structure a project to significantly improve a club. I don’t think any of our previous managers have that proven track record.
    Pellegrini claims he did but when your track record is based on the Spanish league there just isn’t a comparison to doing it in the PL.
    I for one want to see him here for the long haul in the hope that he can emulate what he did at Everton. I trust in Sir Alex’s judgement that Moyes is very good at what he does. Now is his chance to prove it and I think we should give him that chance

  3. He needs to win over the fans and one way of doing this is buying the right players. Personally I don’t want to see players who are past it or who cannot make another team signed by us. I would much prefer to see a player given a chance to show what he is worth. A player who is thriving in a lower league or abroad. We have enough players in the current squad who have the PL experience, mix it up, freshen it up with youth, pace and power. This talk of PL experience in respect to us is waffling in my opinion and just further takes him away from the fans support. If he signs players like Allen, he is jepoardising not just his relationship with the fans but his own position. I hope he is not that stupid because if the fans turn against him he is in big trouble.

  4. Slaven Bilic was the last West Ham manager to say anything meaningful. Since then its been part of the job description: say the blindingly obvious with as many words as possible. Look forward to seeing Superslav back soon. Miss the guy. Maybe, like Randolph, he’ll be allowed to return and start building his own teams one day.

  5. If he truly wants a younger squad then why has he sold some without giving them a run out first. The lads sold we may have to buy back in the future for millions. Having seen them all play I believe he should have given them a chance to be part of our future.
    Cannot understand the philosophy he is preaching.

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