West Ham fans should be thrilled by a reliable journalist’s claim that Manuel Pellegrini could have a lot of money to spend in the summer transfer window.
According to Mirror journalist Darren Lewis, the Irons are going to stick with Pellegrini past the end of this season and David Gold and David Sullivan could open up a transfer warchest for the Chilean manager to improve his squad in the summer.
West Ham spent £99million on transfers last summer as Pellegrini splashed out record fees on both Issa Diop and Felipe Anderson.
It came after fans protested against the lack of spending by Gold and Sullivan, with some supporters trying to storm the director’s box at the London Stadium and taking to the pitch to show their displeasure.
However it seems as though West Ham fans can be a bit more relaxed going into the next transfer window, because Lewis suggests that the London club is set to splash the cash on improving their squad and upgrading their medical staff.
“They’ll stick with Pellegrini, they’ll give him big money,” Lewis told talkSPORT, as quoted by the Newcastle Chronicle. “They like what he’s doing there, they know they haven’t got the players – and I think they’ll invest more in their backroom staff because they’ve got to sort out all the injuries.”
West Ham have had their inconsistencies in the Premier League this season, but it is clear that Pellegrini has lay down the foundations of what could be a special few seasons at the London Stadium.
He will need a lot of money to spend in the summer if he is going to continue building up a squad that can at least finish seventh in the league next term.
One of the main areas that West Ham fans will agree needs sorting out is the club’s striker options.
Marko Arnautovic, Javier Hernandez, Andy Carroll and Lucas Perez could all leave in the summer if speculation is to be believed, and replacing them is unlikely to be cheap.
Maxi Gomez, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Duvan Zapata and Edin Dzeko have all been linked to the London Stadium and signing more than one of those won’t be cheap.