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No budget set for January transfer window

No formal transfer budget has been set by West Ham for the January window but some money will be made available should it be required.

The Hammers have already been linked with players costing tens of millions of pounds but David Moyes approach to transfers is very different from his predecessor and there is no guarantee of lots of transfer activity.

There is even a  possibility that no-one will be signed before the end of the transfer window on 31st January with the new manager insisting he will be not signing players for the sake of it.

Earlier this week David Moyes told reporters: ‘There is money there to spend if we need to. But I’m more interested in the players we have got and moulding them into the best possible team and get results. We have to look to pick up points and move away from the position we are in.’

Moyes has also hinted he will look to develop the club’s youngsters after being left ‘excited’ by the youth model implemented by Red Bull owned clubs Salzburg and Leipzig.

He said: “The Red Bull model, which I went to  see, excited me..  If you look at how RB Salzburg, RB Leipzig have done, you would probably say yeah I can see that. The way they’ve used younger players, tried to develop it. There’s a lot to look at.’

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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

2 comments on “No budget set for January transfer window

  1. If Moyes truly admires the Salzburg and Leipzig models, then he will ask for a long term Director of Football who will oversee a large scouting department, signings, youth teams and so on. These clubs have a long term vision and don’t allow the owners anywhere near
    these types of technical decisions.

    • Won’t ever happen though, our owners involve themselves too much in the scouting of players. Really we should have a DOF and a Head of Recruitment, unfortunately both of these for us is David Sullivan

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