West Ham United Manager David Moyes has commented positively on the notion of possible buying activity in the upcoming January Transfer Window as he faces an injury crisis.
Speaking in his Pre-Manchester City Press Conference, in which MooreThanJustAClub were lucky enough to attend, at Rush Green Training Centre on Friday afternoon, the Scotsman stated,
“Well, they (The Owners) told me when I came that if things were needed in January, it would be possible to do so, but I said last week and I’m saying it again, I’m only focusing on the players that are here and not elsewhere just now”.
Moyes, who has been defeated in three of his first four games since taking over from Slaven Bilic at The London Stadium in early November, went on to continue,
“I have to try and get a team from what we have in The Squad, we want to get a winning team from what we have got, if we are struggling to find that then we have to find other people who can do it”.
Faced with up to six of his key first-team stars currently out with injury knocks, including the likes of regular Skipper Winston Reid and forwards Javier Hernandez and Andy Carroll, the former Manchester United man may be forced to dip into his pocket by the time that next month comes around.
But, just who was he planning to bring in to turn the tide on our grave predicament of sitting firmly in the bottom three with only two League wins so far? Moyes was hesitant to give up any information about potential targets,
“I have only been in two or three weeks, to have gone and done all the work and be prepared, I don’t think anybody could do it in that short time.
But I do think the staff who work here, and the people who are in that Department will have me plenty of people to look at then if it is nearer the time and that is needed, then I will go myself and try and see them”.
No personnel clues from the relatively new Gaffer, but Moyes is known to like taking players from his time spent at previous clubs with him along to new ventures.
This could be seen in his time at Sunderland last season, where he brought in the likes of Darron Gibson, Steven Pienaar, Bryan Oviedo, Joleon Lescott and Victor Anichebe, all of whom worked under him at Everton during his 11-year stint at Goodison Park.
This time around, names such as former Newcastle United midfielder Hatem Ben-Arfa and Augsburg full-back Daniel Opare are being linked with a move to East London early on.
For many Hammers, anything will be better than the business of January 2017, where the main two signings consisted of defender Jose Fonte and winger Robert Snodgrass, two players that have struggled to find their feet in Claret & Blue.
However, whoever tickles the fancy of the new Boss, they will have to adapt quickly to a Top-Flight Relegation dogfight, after our worse start to a campaign in The Premier League era.