West Ham United are keeping “their eyes open” heading into the final hours of the transfer window.
What’s the word?
That is according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth, via GIVEMESPORT, who claims that the alignment between the West Ham board and respective boss David Moyes, as well as the consequential backing of the Scotsman, bodes well for the London Stadium side heading into the final hours of the market.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Sheth said: “I still think they’ve got their eyes open. And if you look at what they’ve done in this transfer window, it’s been total alignment and backing between the board and David Moyes.
“David Moyes has the final say on these transfers, but he has been back to the tune, now the Paqueta deal has gone through, of close to £180 million. They’ve never spent anywhere near that in a transfer window before.
“They’ve signed three players that form three of their top five transfers in their history. Lucas Paqueta is now their record signing, and they’re not done. I still think they’re keeping their eyes open for other signings.”
Gamechanging transfer development
As Sheth points out, this is the first time that West Ham have spent anywhere near £180million in a single transfer window.
Quite simply, the game is changing and the board have shown a statement of intent in backing their man, so you would not be surprised if the Hammers hierarchy made yet another move.
There are still a few notable gaps in the squad in a problem that Moyes would not be opposed to solving in the final hours of this window.
For instance, another winger, central-midfielder and full-back would provide greater competition for places and much-needed cover in those areas in a season that once again sees the Hammers balance European football with the ever-busy Premier League fixture schedule – in a World Cup year.
Moyes will be delighted with the backing that the club have given him in this window and it does not look as though the London Stadium side are done with their shopping, which could go right up until the final hours of the market.