Date: 2nd October 2019 at 7:00am
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OPINION

Manuel Pellegrini appears to have made his mind up about what West Ham could do in the summer transfer window – absolutely nothing.

According to Claret & Hugh, the Hammers manager is happy with his squad and is unlikely to let anyone leave the London Stadium or welcome any new additions to his squad.

West Ham spent £75million on new signings in the summer [football.london] and after seven matches played in the Premier League, Pellegrini finds his side fifth in the table having suffered just one defeat when they were beaten by reigning champions Manchester City on the opening day.

At this time point last season, after seven matches, West Ham were 13th and had lost four matches, so there has clearly been a major improvement to the way they have started the campaign, at least.

It’s been a good start to the campaign for the Irons and you can understand Pellegrini’s stance on his squad with the January transfer window perhaps slowly starting to emerge on the minds of certain Premier League managers.

Claret & Hugh’s report claims that Robert Snodgrass and Carlos Sanchez are two players on the “danger list” ahead of January and could have seen themselves moved on by Pellegrini.

Sanchez, 33, will be out of contract at the end of the season so January is the last chance to cash in on him while Snodgrass, 32, is out of contract at the end of next season but it is understood that Pellegrini remains a fan of the Scotland winger.

Whether or not you think Sanchez and Snodgrass are good players, keeping the squad together is the best option for January.

It’s unlikely that West Ham would make much money by selling either of the senior duo and after spending so much money in the summer, it could be a struggle for the club to stump up the funds for new arrivals without offloading players first.

Only if there is a major injury crisis should West Ham bring in new players in January.