Slow moving Moyes narrows down the targets

dendWest Ham boss David Moyes has still not given the green light to advance on any transfer window targets.

But two are emerging as  more likely than the host of names that have been linked with the club over the last couple of weeks.

Moyes himself has admitted in an interview on the official site that he will not rush in as the days tick down to the closure of the winter window.

smolovHe said: “I don’t do things very quickly. I like to see players live myself. It was always my rule that I’d only do it if I’ve seen the players live, because I’d treat the club’s money like my own money and wouldn’t give it away too easily.”
However of the players that have been linked to us, Anderlecht midfield powerhouse Leander Dendoncker is very much to the forefront of Moyes’ mind along with Russian international striker and fluent English speaker Fyodor Smolov.

However,the manager has still to finally make up his mind on one or both with the Belgian star expected to cost around £25 million and Smolov £15 million.


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9 comments on “Slow moving Moyes narrows down the targets

  1. The correct way to do transfers although he does run the risk of other clubs flying in there and out bidding and beating us to the target player.

  2. I’m sure these two names haven’t just been plucked out of thin air by Moyes, he must have had some kind of look at them

  3. He has also said that the transfer window has changed with transfers happening so fast. I think he will depend a lot on what the cheif scout tells him having trusted him a lot before. The two that are mentioned are two I like. Dendonker is a very good defensive midfielder who is playing CB at the moment. He can use both feet for acurate passing or powerful shooting. ( beats what we have for sure )

  4. Man u are looking at dendonker but Moyes needs a look ? Truth is he’s on a short contract and the dildos are not going to give him dosh to splash about ! I think he’s been told to get on with it and get a few cheap players in and try to save our season !! Chancers rule here make no mistake about it ! No point keep saying the same comments about the dildos who are the one and only reason were in this mess is it ! Clueless lol!! They will not spend , end of !!! Cheap chancers !!! Just read pea or ayew up top v Huddersfield ? Wtf is going on there ! Where’s the super saviour Carroll ffs , people are actually saying he’s doing well ? 😂 lofl!!!!!
    And some want Sturrdge and shelvie ? A sick note and a lunatic ? Let’s not even go to the noble super saviour bit !!
    My shopping list would be , carvhalo , dendonker, Mawson, Bertrand, smolov, and a creative m/fielder but not many of them about is there, sigurdson was a ship in the night ?
    But everyone knows this mob can’t even dream about such signings let alone finance the next level ! Expect loans and average crap !! But please prove me wrong !!😎

    • Agreed on shopping list & no to Strurridge Shelvey I’m torn he could do well if Moyes can get him settled or could be high wage liability.
      But I would take Mawson off have young CBs & they want £50m basically don’t want to sell.
      I think CBs can wait till summer w Rice Ox Burke & others can defend Esp when midfiled is right but need fwd players too. So like to see a creative type can break fwd. Love Frenkie De jong CM w 7 assists 5 apps AC CB 2 assists 20yo very unlikely.
      But players like Anjaki 22yo CB at Basel are looking at his teammate at 23 has 16 assists & 6 goals in 24 apos some in CL. Need someone to help Lanzini & Arnie & add service.
      Liked James Madisson at Norwich 7&7 21 Egliah but not that Huddersfield buying Pritchard unlikely & scores free goals
      Hamza Barry – Hadjuk split two footed 6&7 & very fast on break £5m 23. Ryan Thomas New Zealand Intl 23 too creative CDM good passing £3-5m lost of players like that.
      Like Smolov a month ago he didn’t want to come by good workrate scores physical but will need service too so having a player who can break fwd link up & create in mid be great

  5. How about Morgan Samson, who now plays at Marseille ? I haven’t followed his evolution, but he was really standing out when he was at Montpellier. Good technique, agile, reads the game well and scores every now and then. Very talented midfield player.

  6. Different title, same comments…. 🙈

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