West Ham insiders are disappointed with David Moyes excursions into the transfer market with the arrivals of Nikola Vlasic for £25 million and Alex Kral on loan beginning to rankle.
There are also hints that Said Benrahma could find himself available to another club were the right offer to emerge should his form not to improve.
Vlašić joined us last summer on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee believed to be £25 million whilst some Croatian media outlets reported it to be €30 million with add-ons.
He has failed to become anything near a regular starter.
Kral – heavily rumoured last summer to be on his way here for £25 million as a permanent arrival – eventually came on loan and has had very few opportunities.
Moysie had the last word on Benrahma although negotiations were well advanced ahead of his arrival, as was the case with Jarrod Bowen of course, so it’s not entirely fair to claim he had too much responsibility for the former Brentford winger.
At least two sources have explained that the club will be looking for more effective signings this summer with Head of Recruitment Rob Newman’s feet now well and truly under the table.
We were told that it would be “pointless” to claim there have been no disappointments and that some very strong reinforcements are required in the summer as a result.