The Hammers chief was asked what the club’s current stance on bringing players on loan was, and Gold admitted that you can only register 25 players and as it stood Manuel Pellegrini had 25 good players available to him.
However, the Hammers co-owner quickly teased that this situation could change, which suggested new arrivals could still arrive before the transfer window slams shut on Thursday.
You can only register 25 players and we have 25 good players with a nice balance of young and experience but it could change tomorrow. dg https://t.co/nBdgcLB5nX
— David Gold (@davidgold) August 6, 2019
While Gold’s remarks were teasing enough, former Hammers boss Sam Allardyce remarked on how clubs can pull deals out of the hat at the death and shared a story about David Sullivan from his time at the London club.
“We got Song, David Sullivan couldn’t believe I could get Alex Song from Barcelona on a free loan and because David liked Alex Song it was done in a flash and it was a big signing for us,” stated Allardyce on talkSPORT (9:53am, Wednesday, August 7th).
Allardyce saw Song arrive at the Hammers in 2014, with the midfielder going on to make a positive impact and stay longer than expected, as he ended up appearing 46 times for the club.
Considering that Sullivan is still a co-owner of West Ham, then Allardyce’s story shows how the businessman is capable of acting quickly to get a deal done for a player if the right one pops up before the window shuts.
While the Hammers have welcomed the like of Sebastien Haller and Pablo Fornals already, many West Ham fans will surely be hoping the club make at least one last-gasp signing based on Allardyce’s as well as Gold’s remarks.