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Top Irons stars need to see real window ambition

West Ham’s new board hopefully understand one thing very clearly ahead of the January window and it goes beyond requiring a number of new players.

With results diving it’s clear we need a striker, and defender or two – we all know where – if we are to halt a slide which threatens more than our league position.

For if real ambition is not shown and big money made available they will be showing their hand to Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek and a few others.

These are now seen as top players world wide and beyond and they will want to know they  belong to a successful club and one that  going to back its position with new players capable of keeping us in the top six for a few seasons to come.

If not their departures look certain. Good players only stay at ambitious and successful clubs

Daniel Kretinsky’s arrival could not have been better timed and he will have no intention of wanting to lose the best players.

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Thus far he has said there is unlikely to be any big spending in January – maybe because top players don’t move at this time of the year.

But let’s make no mistake about this, top players need to arrive by next summer and in the meantime we have to maintain a toppish of the table level this term.

As far as I can see the future of Declan in particular depends on it!

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7 comments on “Top Irons stars need to see real window ambition

  1. Let’s hope we can retain our better players and continue to improve the team. They deserve to be helped as much as possible and have given their all for a solid two years now. Reinforcements are most welcome.

    Deep down I suspect that we will eventually sell the Crown Jewels and reinvest proceeds strategically, it probably could stabilise us as a upper mid table club, financially secured removing any angst of implosion and FFP, but for the fanbase more frustration and disappointment looming on the horizon as we watch our talismanic players fulfil their personal ambitions elsewhere. Such is the life of a Hammers fan.

  2. Then we will never be a top club. I would question whether Soucek is where you say he is at this time. But if we dont strengthen little point in it all.If we sell players just because they want to go deserve all we get. Didnt they get us in this position ?Negativity on or off the field -in the media never got anyone anywhere.

  3. Who wouldn’t sell Rice for 100+ million, and then reinvest in a cm, top striker, and two Zouma-level defenders? I would do that deal all day long. Sprinkle in our most promising youth, and that’s how we get to the next level. Very few sides don’t do this. Think Liverpool and Coutinho, Man Utd and Beckham, or Man City on a regular basis. Why is West Ham immune to the real world?

  4. The times we sold our best players was normally if they were foreign wanting to go play in another country or if we was relegated to the championship. Now if we can stay in the upper part of prem playing in Europe I don’t see any reason why any of our players should want to leave.

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