Trust required as window clock runs down


West Ham’s determination  to go the extra mile on Maxi Gomez represent the same dedication to Manuel Pellegrini’s cause as we saw last season with Felipe Anderson.

It’s very easy to claim the club should move on to other targets whenever talks appear to be failing but Pellegrini’s single mindedness has become the deciding factor at our club.

That has not always been the case with previous bosses but the setting up of an entirely new structure where the manager insists that he has his own director of football has changed the West Ham landscape.

The key ins and out decisions are being made by those two and it is clear that Gomez is the one they have wanted despite the reservations of those among us who have far less information and insight on the striker and the game the manager wants to play this term.

However, with a month to go before the new campaign kicks in, doubts and frustrations are of course understandable.

We need a striker in big time but it’s impossible to believe that a management duo with such enormous experience do not have options lined up should the Gomez deal finally bite the dust.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Hammerkip says:

    We lost Carol Perez Arnie and prob Hernandez I think we need more than 1 striker…I thought he liked to get deals done early.. Gomez is an exception but you would think some other forward would be here by now .if they come half way through pre season then you have problems.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Agree with Kip we probably need two strikers, Rondon would be great or Belotti if we lose Hernandez although I can’t see us with two £40m strikers, I still can’t see how the maths works out in our budget for Maxi without one high profile sale.

  • Dom says:

    Rondon is supposedly going to China. I’m still perplexed by players under the age of 32 going out there. Seems like most only stay for 2 years max and then they’ve often derailed their career at a decent level. Lets be honest, the players going out there could earn plenty and be just as effective in that league when they are too old to guarantee themselves football in a better league.

  • Kenny Irons says:

    What about defence which was one of the worst in the Prem’ last year ?

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