West Ham United insider @ExWHUemployee has revealed what plans the Hammers have for the summer transfer window.
During the January transfer window, the club forked out £22m to secure the services of Jarrod Bowen from Championship outfit Hull City (per The Guardian).
Since his arrival, the English attacker has impressed in his eight Premier League appearances and earned a 7.06/10 average rating, making him the third-best performer for the Irons in the league this term (per WhoScored).
So, in the latest episode of The West Ham Way Podcast, @ExWHUemployee explained that David Moyes’ transfer plans in the summer may follow similar lines to the signing of Bowen.
He said: “At the moment, I think it’s very up in the air. As I said before, [it’s] division-dependent but I think the plan is to shift as much as we can and then reinvest it in players that have potential to progress as players and also progress as an investment.
“If you look at the success of Jarrod Bowen, I think that’s the model that they’ll be looking at. So, as I’ve mentioned, they like [Eberechi] Eze of QPR.
“There’s a couple of players at Brentford with [Ollie] Watkins being one of them. There’s a winger, I think he might be Algerian. [Said Benrahma], we looked at him.
“There’s a left-back for Wigan called [Antonee] Robinson who I’m not sure how interested we are, but we should be. So, it’s players like that, that we will be looking at. Obviously it depends on the division and who we sell.”
As can be seen in what @ExWHUemployee had to say, it seems that the club will be eyeing up the best talent from the division below in the summer transfer window.
Would you like to see the club target the best talent in the Championship in the next transfer window?
Yes, would be a great idea
No, we need more quality
After the success of Bowen, who has scored one goal and assisted three in eight games, that would seemingly be a sensible plan to take into the window.