Pelle/Husillos may face transfer window power of veto

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West Ham’s hunt for new signings this winter will be conducted via  a much closer relationship between the management team and the board.

Manuel Pellegrini and Mario Husillos have had an entirely free hand in the transfer market this summer with the board ignoring its power of veto.

However, the arrival of such as Roberto and Pablo Fornals may see David Gold and David Sullivan looking much more closely at incoming players.

Both Husillos and Pellegrini remain on safe ground for now but another defeat on Saturday could concentrate minds and the Director of Football’s recommendations in the winter window could define his ongoing position at West Ham.

The board has taken a step back with the appointment of the managerial duo and whilst they are still backing the pair they are as determined as they can be that no further high profile errors are made as we approach what could be a critical window.


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6 comments on “Pelle/Husillos may face transfer window power of veto

  1. Sullivan shows has hand through this channel…….

  2. Hopefully, neither of the dynamic duo will be there, come January.
    Can’t see us getting a point on the board in the immediate future.

  3. Taking opinions from DS re the quality of potential new recruits! Really?………..
    Rearrange to make a well known phrase or saying…….kettle – black – the – calling – pot – the.

  4. I think it would be fair to say there have been more unsuccessful transfers than successful ones so I cant say Im full of optimism with that news. It would behove the powers that be to remember the U23’s and start blooding them, instead of constantly buying untried PL players of varying age.
    As painful as it is to say, just remember the Spuds moanager not wanting to play Harry Kane because he was too young and had no experience . . .

  5. The writings on the wall, the knives are out for Husillos!

    You’ve got to say quite a few of our signings have been duds – Roberto, has obviously been a nightmare – but Fornals and Ajeti are not ready for the Premiership, you never know with young players but neither have shown anything yet.

    Particularly when we need players to come in and hit the ground running, I feel we’ve got to go for players with proven Premiership experience!

  6. Sullivan may not be a perfect judge of who is worth buying but you & Pellegrini must admit he was spot on when he told the manager to offer Wilshere a one year contract & not the three year one Pellegrini insisted on, so I think the board need to monitor any further deals that the manager insists on, also the board should be pushing the manager to blood a lot more of the under 23 squad, we cannot perform any worse than the current team have been doing & we may just find a couple of decent players & save the board spending money on has been players in January

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