Reinforcements incoming: David Moyes provides encouraging West Ham transfer update
West Ham United boss David Moyes was this evening drawn on the club’s planned transfer activity for the final weeks of the summer.
The transfer window, to this point, has of course proven an altogether quiet one at the London Stadium.
On the departures front, the Irons’ board have sanctioned budget exits for both defender Fabian Balbuena and out of favour attacker Felipe Anderson.
When it comes to incomings, though, West Ham have thus far managed only to make Craig Dawson’s arrival a permanent one, and bring in backup for shot-stopper Lukasz Fabianski – in the form of Alphonse Areola.
We have completed the loan signing of 2018 FIFA World Cup winner Alphonse Areola from Paris Saint-Germain with the option to make the transfer permanent in the summer of 2022 #AA13
— West Ham United (@WestHam) July 29, 2021
Such shortcomings have led to understandable concern on the part of the West Ham faithful, with something of a make or break season for the club in store.
This comes with the capital outfit aiming to establish themselves amongst the Premier League’s elite, having defied the odds en route to a spot in the Europa League last time out.
‘Adding a defender’
As outlined above, though, if the latest comments on the part of the club’s boss are anything to go by, then West Ham’s supporters, as of yet, need not fret.
Speaking on the back of the Hammers’ 4-2 opening day downing of Newcastle United this afternoon, David Moyes was asked for an update on potential incomings at the club.
When drawn specifically on whether the departure of youngster Frederik Alves meant that defensive reinforcements were imminent, the Scotsman explained:
‘No, when I took Frederik Alves I felt I had to have a look at him for six months to see what he can do and if he was not going to affect the first team then he would go out on loan.’
From here, though, Moyes appeared adamant that arrivals will indeed be forthcoming in East London over the coming weeks, revealing:
‘I have 17-year-old centre-half Jamal who I want involved in the first-team training but undoubtedly I am going to try and add to the squad.’
‘I will be adding a defender and maybe other players as well but then if I don’t then I will be happy if the players perform as well as they did today.’
David Moyes sends West Ham fans a message regarding Hammers transfer activity https://t.co/V3bs8PLZAl
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