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Transfers could go down to the wire

West Ham are likely to have a busy last week in January in the transfer market with some deals going right down to the wire on transfer deadline day.

David Moyes has admitted nothing is currently close with two weeks to go telling reporters today: “I wouldn’t say we are that close but we are working on two or three things at the moment.”

The Gaffer also revealed:  “We’ve got other targets we have in mind and are looking at and will look to bring in the right ones if we can do. The one thing I will never do is talk about players at other clubs, not to upset other managers and it’s wrong to do so.”

The manager added: “Anything we think will improve our side we will be interested to try and bring in.”

West Ham are reported to be targeting bringing in a right back, midfielder and a striker before the January transfer window shut on 31st January.

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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

35 comments on “Transfers could go down to the wire

  1. We have what 6, 7 or 8 games in jan

    We should have been busy at the start not the end

  2. as i expected last minute signings that no other club wants TYPICAL G & S championship here we come

    • I actually agree, I really don’t, I want to be looking up for once and seeing a vibrant young side giving a real go but nope. Total underinvestment and not sustained. One Window in 10 years is not good enough.
      I think we will go down. I just hope some other party can buy us and move us forward

  3. So sign Young & Allen on last day with a steady stream of ‘we tried really hard to sign xxxxx but ran out of time’

  4. Could Issa Diop play in defensive midfield? He’s strong, powerful , athletic. If Daclan can do it, why not him. Just a thought.

  5. I wouldn’t mind betting we sign nobody of any consequence before the window closes.

  6. I agree Craig.
    Its typical west ham to leave it til the last minute and pick up the crap no-one else wants

  7. Next to the word “Protracted” in a Pictorial Dictionary would be a picture of two crossed hammers!
    We knew BEFORE this window the type of players that we desperately need here at this club………. Yet, any deals that we complete, are going to go right down to the wire.
    We’re beginning to make the word cheap look expensive!
    I think it’s safe to say that we’re in trouble, as usual.

  8. I think it’s actually more typical of the January window. How many clubs are looking to offload decent players midway through a season anyway? You can always see just how many ‘big’ deals go through on the last day. Is that because clubs don’t have a desire or simply just because clubs won’t let players go until they really have to. It must be a nightmare trying to do business

  9. Issa Diop in midfield. have been having the same thought. Got the physique, technique, pace and strength. Not sure about his stamina ( pressing relentlessly different to having the game in front of you as a member of the back four or three etc but Declan seems to have adapted). Unlikely but would fall nicely into the owners footballing strategy of minmising or containing costs to maximise or maintain short term shareholder profits.

  10. I really never understood how leaving your transfer business right to the last min helps…what is the point rushing around in the final few days then it’s to late and we get the dregs,, you would of thought they would want to get the players who they want in asap so they can settle down for 1 reason….the trouble we are in you would of expected more than an injured keeper to come through the door already….when we go down they will wish they did imo..
    Sad times

    • “you would of thought they would want to get the players who they want in asap so they can settle down”

      Of course you would fella, but that would require a modicum of competency with regard to the running of a *successful* football club, as opposed to the overwhelming desire to cream as much out of the club as is possible.
      Let’s not forget we were warned by various Brum supporers about the owners modus operendi whilst they were there, and they were pretty much bang on with their scathing and rather prescient views.
      So after 25 years of owning 2 clubs, what have GSB apart from amassing greater wealth and achieving their ultimate goal of being pretty-much gifted a ‘football’ stadium?

    • How many transfers have gone through sp far Hammerkip across the PL by way of interest?

  11. Standard west ham dealings in a transfer window…lastminute.com

  12. So we let our best under 23’s go out on loan, try and get Yarmolenko sent out on loan but we are not even close to signing anyone with only 2 weeks of the window left! It’s obvious we need to sign a box to box midfielder, support for Haller etc 1 point above the relegation zone and some tough games ahead ! No sign of moving deadwood on. Defend the club all you want Hugh but no wonder fans are angry!

    • You obviously have not been reading many of my responses and who are you blaming this time Ken ? I assume from your comment you believe that three players with around 40 mins first team experience (Holland) playing in a division equal to League 2 will be the answer to our problem at one and the same time as calling for millions to be spent on top players. I’m struggling to get that. Perhaps you can help me.

      • And to add I just find it impossible to become as wound up and bitter as some because my football team is struggling. There are things that I campaign and protest over – as I have done all my life. Football is not among them!

      • No problem. Having all the Under 23’s in the first team is clearly not practical but they need opportunities at Premiership level. Look at Liverpool’s selection for their match against Everton. 3 teenagers in their starting 11 for first time in Merseyside Derby since October 2012. Harvey Elliot, Neco Williams and that unforgettable goal from Curtis Jones aged 18 years 340 days. If Klopp and Lampard have faith in their young players then just shows what can be achieved.

        • No I think it’s because they are at much bigger and better clubs. Nathan Holland had a chance – didn’t make too much impression. I do wonder why Diang is presumably being left at WBA

      • Hasn’t done Chelsea any harm to be fair

    • I also find it impossible to become as wound up and bitter as some because my football team is struggling. I will leave that with them. There are things that I campaign and protest over – as I have done all my life. Football is not among them!

  13. As per usual come end of the window after inkybringing in Randolph well get the normal lot, oh we tried so hard we just couldnt get them over the line. Even tho from summer till end of Jan you got to work on deals, or it will be panic just like hugill!!

    Joke ofna club and miyes is going to put up with it, he has already been undermined by them with Pearce gone happen his how reign at the club.

  14. Hugh, you don’t seem to have much faith in the ability of our u23s to step up , despite them being unbeaten this season and topping their league quite convincingly.

    • No I haven’t – that’s why they get sent out on loan to play at a better level.Premier League 2 Di 2 is about League 2 level. Why would u throw em into a PL relegation battle? It’s a bit like asking the office junior to negotiate the next £1 million contract

  15. I’m willing to bet we won’t sign anybody of any consequence before the window closes.

  16. But lots of players have gone from Premier League 2 straight into their first teams and proved they could more than handle themselves at that level. I really don’t see why some of our best couldn’t do the same.

  17. Any transfer will depend on the usual agents like Silkman and Mackay touting us someone we’ve never heard of as usual due to our non existent scouting network. No surprise we’ve mostly been linked to the same players when Pellegrini was here and now he’s gone as we know who has his grubby mitts in all the deals we do (or mostly fail to do).

  18. I’ve been saying the same, give a Diop a defensive midfield role. He tackles, heads, can pass and is mobile

  19. We definitely don’t need another right back. We have Fredericks, Zaba and Johnson. I’m sure Diop can play right back as well if he needs to. That is four who can play right back. Yet another right back would be five.
    Instead we need a left back because we only have one. Masuaku is a left winger, definitely not a left back.

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