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West Ham board unlikely to spend because of Pellegrini


West Ham are unlikely to spend big cash in the January transfer window as the board are set to trust Manuel Pellegrini’s faith in his squad, according to Claret & Hugh.

The reliable Hammers outlet state that the club’s board are set to take the experienced manager’s word when it comes to him believing that he already has the squad he wants.

Claret & Hugh report that the West Ham board will consider making some signings if they can find the right players at the right price and they will consider signing players on loan.


Claret & Hugh suggests that a new striker or left-back could arrive in January, but point out the Hammers don’t want to repeat the same mistakes they previously have made as normally clubs won’t let their best players go in the winter window. This is an understandable stance to take as the Hammers don’t want to invest in just any old player to fill a position. Also, it makes sense that the board are trusting the club’s manager when it comes to deciding whether to sign new players as if Pellegrini is happy with his squad, what’s the point in adding to it? However, it’s worth noting that the Hammers haven’t won any of their last six Premier League matches, so the squad are clearly under-performing. Pellegrini has to find a way to get the best out of his current crop of players, otherwise, you do feel, he may find himself getting the sack. This is especially the case when you consider the board won’t be happy if they opt not to spend big in January because of Pellegrini, only for the club to finish near the bottom of the table.

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