West Ham United Manager David Moyes has remained coy on the possibility of getting any late Transfer business done with the end of the January Transfer Widow just days away.
Responding to a question about whether there will be any more ins at West Ham in his Pre-Crystal Palace Press conference at Rush Green yesterday, which MooreThanJustAClub were lucky enough to be in, Moyes proclaimed,
“Will I be disappointed if I don’t get anybody in? I’d have to say no because my expectancy level at the moment is not that high”.
The former Manchester United Boss continued, “So, because of that point then that’s why I’m saying, as you know, there’s no point in me talking about all the names or things which might go on”.
But, if there is to be any ore activity in East London in the next few days, the man who has turned things around at the London Stadium since replacing Slaven Bilic in November made it clear that it must be the right type of player to fit in with his plans.
“But look, again, I’m reiterating it, I’d rather bring nobody, than bring people in who I think can’t have any impact or influence because it’s a waste of money”, stated the Scotsman.
“It might sound sexy just now, but ultimately, you end up having players who you don’t want for the future”.
Moyes is currently in the grips of a harrowing injury crisis with the Hammers, no fewer than 13 first-team stars are currently side-lined, although some could return for tonight’s key Premier League clash with Roy Hodgson’s Eagles in Stratford, which you can follow right here with a Live Blog, live from the Press Box of the London Stadium.
With only hours remaining until the closing of the Window, which will commence at 11 PM on the night of Wednesday 31 January 2018 the possibility of Moyes not being able to bring in any further reinforcements is high.
The club’s only activity in January so far has been recalling the trio of Reece Burke, Josh Cullen, and Reece Oxford from loan spells at Bolton Wanderers and Borussia Monchengladbach respectively, while young winger Martin Samuelsen has joined Championship side Burton Albion temporarily.
They have also secured the services of Portugal International winger Joao Mario on loan from Inter Milan, with the only permanent dealing so far being the sale of Senegal Diafra Sakho to French club Rennes for an undisclosed fee.
The East Londoners are presently linked to a number of names in the dying embers of the Window, these include Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, Russia Captain and striker Fyodor Smolov, as well as Fulham’s Tom Cairney.
Meanwhile, reports are suggesting that forward Andre Ayew may be going the other way, but will any of these deals transpire? Only time will tell, though time is the one thing that is running out for all clubs if they want to bolster their squads for the final few months of the 2017/2018 season.