David Moyes admits West Ham could dip into the January transfer market in a bid to escape the relegation scrap – despite being THIRD top spenders in Europe last summer after splashing out £160MILLION
David Moyes has admitted that West Ham could make moves in the January transfer market in a bid to get out of relegation trouble.
Moyes has previously insisted that January will not be a busy time after the club splashed £160million on the likes of Nayef Aguerd, Lucas Paqueta and Gianluca Scamacca in the summer.
But, with the Hammers lying dangerously close to the drop zone, Moyes may have a rethink.
David Moyes is under pressure and admitted the club could look at additions in this January window
The Hammers are yet to win a game since returning to action after the World Cup break
‘We can try and do some business if we can,’ said Moyes. ‘But in the end the club spent a lot of money in the summer and we brought in a lot of players.
‘And, ideally, we’re not trying to bring in too many players. We brought a lot in this summer and we are still trying to integrate them and get used to the Premier League.
‘But we may have to, depending on how we think about the situation.’
The likes of Lucas Paqueta (pictured) were brought in last summer at huge expense following the Europa League run
West Ham arrested a run of five Premier League defeats as they earned a point from a 2-2 draw at Leeds on Wednesday night.
Their poor form has put Moyes’ position under the spotlight and the Scot admitted that performances have not been up to scratch.
‘We’ve been a bit lax in some of the things we’ve been doing, which has disappointed me,’ he added.
‘But I think there are pieces of our play that are very good. But we were unable to convert the chances. And sometimes you need things to go your way, sometimes you need someone to score a screamer, which changes things now and again.
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‘Whereas last year, we maybe nicked a goal from a set-piece, we don’t do that often anymore.
So far, we have conceded some really sloppy goals from my point of view, which is not like us. I also have to try and get rid of that for now.”
West Ham head to Brentford in the FA Cup on Saturday looking to avenge a 2-0 league defeat at the London Stadium last week.
Vladimir Coufal is an injury doubt with a knee injury picked up at Elland Road, but fellow defender Kurt Zouma is close to returning after knee surgery.