David Moyes hinted at taking a rest after the final game of the season against Brighton on Sunday.
He claimed he would be taking time off, and there is a very fair question that has been asked by ClaretandHugh forum member EUG.
He wrote: “What on earth is going on? Not only have we lost out to Villa for 22 year old Boubacar Kamara but another top young player we have been after 19 year old Fabio Carvalho has just signed on a FREE for Liverpool. The season has only finished a day ago, and both teams have signed two of the hottest young talent in the world.
“I thought this was exactly the job Rob Newman was supposed to be doing? Not chasing players on the last day of transfer windows at vastly overpriced, desperate bids. Villa and Liverpool are far more professional. It’s a disgrace.
“Please somebody ask the question “What is Rob Newman, doing?’”
It’s a good question.
Kamara has joined Villa, with the deal being announced the day after they lost to Manchester City on the final day, while Liverpool have snapped up Carvalho. City have done a deal to bring Erling Haaland in.
Given that the Irons need around seven or eight players this summer, our deals need to be done as soon as possible.
We have already lost two players: Mark Noble and Andriy Yarmolenko.
Noble should surely have been replaced between January and the summer, with a deal lined up and announced after his final game for the club, and we have all known for some time that Yarmo will be heading off once his contract expires.
Not replacing those two already is a warning sign. West Ham need to start their business early, or else we’re going to be left behind.
Yaking breaks hardly seems to be an option!