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What David Moyes wants in the transfer window

david-moyesDavid Moyes wants to strengthen in three positions plus will consider a new striker if two forwards leave in January. He will have a budget of around £25m available to him plus whatever he brings in from outbound player sales in January.

It is no secret he wants to strengthen the midfield which will be one of his top priorities.  The Hammers have been linked with a host of midfielders but renewed interest in William Carvalho is likely to be the main target with the two clubs kissing and making up. Everton’s Morgan Scheiderlin could be another option with the Scotsman watching him today with Big Sam preferring to get Steven N’Zonzi in as early business.

A new centre-back is another area Moyes wants to strengthen with James Collins and Jose Fonte on borrowed time. England U21 International Alfie Mawson is a top target but I am not sure the board will fork out the full £25m valuation Swansea have in mind. Reading centre-back Liam Moore is another name who has been linked. Sunderland centre-back Lamine Kone is another name in the mix.

Right back is the next position which needs attention with Sam Bryam said to be on borrowed time with Moyes not sure it can make the Premier League grade. Zabaleta isn’t getting any younger as he will turn 33 in January and the Hammers want a good right back as an under study.

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Everyone has a price it is said Ayew has a club valuation of £20m, Hernandez £16m, Sakho £12m and Carroll £10m and if serious offers came in they would be unlikely to stand in their way for the first one or two deals. Should two forwards leave in January then a new striker would most likely be brought in to replace them but if only one forward leaves Moyes may just decide to strengthen the midfield.

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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

13 comments on “What David Moyes wants in the transfer window

  1. Would like Carvalho but even if he signed it would empty the transfer kitty and some.Need to get rid of at least 4. I think most Hammers fans know who they are.

  2. Hernandez is one of the best finishers in the game, he’s only doing badly because of some stupidity to play Antonio up front, for which Billic was blasted for. For me He has to stay & Sakho needs to go now, owe & by the way. With the £40 million saved from not signing Zaza, Defoe in January, the Payet change, £40 million from not signing Carvalho & this window money. We should have around £100 million knocking about, or have the owners forget their own lies, because I don’t.

    • Do you really think that we had £40m sitting in the bank to pay for Azza and Defoe? and then we added another £40m to it because we didn’t sign Carvalho? On top of that we sold Payet and bought Ayew and made another £20m which is also now sitting in the bank? Perhaps you’re right but the figures sound a little optimistic to me

  3. 😂

  4. Let’s not forget Chicharito scored some crucial goals for Real Madrid when on loan there. That is the proof he has the level and skills to succeed with us. Sure, he was surrounded by talent in Spain, but he was also played to his strengths. If this coach / manager doesn’t do that, it simply deserves public lapidation.

    • Yes & was still our top PL scorer until a week ago with lil game time & played out of position.
      Moyes didn’t give him a clean slate & we have been playing 2 up front which suits him but needs more then 10min cameos

  5. January Transfer Window should be scrapped . It’s knee jerking time and bargain basement signings . Never seem to get the players we need and generally end up with a Loan player or somebody’s cast off . It’s probably the same for most Clubs . It’s usually total Mayhem .

  6. If its true that Moyes has £25m plus whatever he raises, he had better get selling quick because £25m won’t buy you much more than an average PL player in the current market.
    On this basis we can probably look forward to another whose who of loanees who will bench warm at best. And in all honesty I can understand that. If the difference between staying up and going down is £100m, we simply cannot afford to risk trying to convince top players to join, because they will want huge wages and a relegation release clause, all on top of a stay-up bonus and a huge transfer fee from their selling club. So we need to manage expectations.
    Southampton have £75m but won’t be silly enough to spend more than £30m max for the same reason.

    • I have said it before I don’t like that Moyes only wants PL players 1) we don’t have money for that 2) doesn’t work out always & pay a huge price.
      3) there is so much good young talent out there that is cheaper & better.
      Players other teams will most likely get to replace the players or player we buy from them.

      That is problem he has the final say & is on 6mo contract so doesn’t care about future right now just wants players who can do a job for 6mo

      We already have a thin injury prone squad so selling 4 players will hurt us & Jan isn’t the timento do an overhaul.
      If we have replacements line up yes but we have to look outside PL.

      Or else are Kitty gets us 1 player in the PL that another team doesn’t even want.

  7. And careful what we wish for guys! Liverpool come in with a huge bid for Lanzini – Who trusts Moyes and the dildos enough not to sell????

    • I don’t Jimbo. TBH I don’t like the fact that a manager on 6mo deal has final say on transfers & looks like that includes sells as well. So Lanzini & our youth being in the hands of someone who could do well & go elsewhere but main only focus is next 5mo

  8. We have a World Class finisher in Hernandez we just need to create proper chances for him on a regular basis, I don’t see what Mawson has that is worth mega money and don’t believe there are loads of clubs interested in him, Rice must already be better than Mawson at right CB and we also have Oxford coming back and Burke who is out on loan, if we buy midfielders that can shield the back four we should be fine, when Rice played defensive midfield for example the defence looked more solid. We are very short in the creative and defensive midfield slots and need a high quality right midfielder.

    • Agree I don’t think Moyes gave Chic a ‘clean slate’ like he said & Mawson is decent CB but up to £40m now & we have young talented CBs.
      And yes when we have good cover in midnwe can defend why Rice didn’t start as DM after SToke I dunno & also Ox as CM/DM.
      We have plenty of CBs. That can wait till summer midfield must be priority. Need creative mid & solid passer DM. Might not even need a DM just balk playing mids who can get fwd. Do fine w Noble

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