David Moyes admits that he is slightly frustrated by how much has been spent by the top six in the transfer window but claims the Hammers have had a real go themselves.
Chelsea were huge spenders, bringing in the likes of Wesley Fofana, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Marc Cucurella, spending a total of £253.9m, per Sporting News.
The second-highest spenders were Manchester United with £214.22m but the Hammers were third, splashing out £163.8m, with the summer headlined by the signing of Lucas Paqueta from Lyon.
Moyes admits the club couldn’t compete to buy Gabriel Jesus, who moved to Arsenal, or Richarlison, who joined Spurs, but was pleased with the way the Irons have competed in the window.
He told reporters: “It just shows how things can change. Leicester haven’t done so much business. Everton have been huge spenders over the past and haven’t been able to spend quite as they have done in years gone by. It does chop and change.
“Clubs want to have a go and West Ham have shown that. but they are also making sure we are not putting ourselves in huge difficulty. We wouldn’t haven’t been able to buy Jesus or Richarlison at those levels that other teams have been able to do.”