West Ham actively trying to sign players at the moment, confirms Moyes

Martin Macdonald
Martin Macdonald Updated: 19 May 2021 16:43 CEST 2 min read
West Ham actively trying to sign players at the moment, confirms Moyes

West Ham manager David Moyes has confirmed that the club have already lodged bids for players in this January transfer window.

In the winter market they have already lost Robert Snodgrass to West Brom and Sebastian Haller, who joined Ajax for a fee of around £20m.

That has left the Hammers short in their attacking ranks, with only Michail Antonio as a recognised centre-forward, and even he has only started flourishing in that position in the past couple of seasons having been converted from a winger.

Moyes has assured West Ham fans that the club is trying to find replacements, and that some bids have already been rejected for some players.

“The January window helped us greatly last year, but it’s never an easy window and we’ve not got much time to do it,” the Scot told the official West Ham website.

“If we can find somebody we think we can add to the squad who can help us get better, we’re going to try and do that. We’ve had one or two offers for players either be rejected or they’re not available or it’s too much money in our eyes. It is a transfer window and we’re out there trying.

“We’ve got a really good squad at the moment with players who are really contributing. Whether it be in the starting eleven or coming off the bench, the boys have done really well. 

“We’ve just lost Robert Snodgrass and Seb Haller, so we’re aware that we’re two senior players down from where we were a few weeks ago, but if we can get somebody in, great, but if we don’t, we’ll work with what we’ve got.”

It is mostly centre-forwards that West Ham have been linked to recently.

They were rumoured to be interested in Lyon’s Moussa Dembele for Atletico Madrid snapped him up on loan, while they reportedly bid £26m for Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri over the weekend.

West Ham are enjoying a solid season under Moyes as they are currently ninth in the Premier League table, having won eight out of 18 so far.

They have been short on goals, however, particularly from their forward, as their top goalscorer at the moment is current midfielder Tomas Soucek on five.