Speaking recently on the U Irons podcast, Roshane Thomas revealed David Moyes’ plans for West Ham United’s January transfer window.
Following a summer transfer window which saw the arrivals of Vladimir Coufal and Said Benrahma, as well as the permanent signing of Tomas Soucek following his loan at the club last season, in addition to the loan signing of Craig Dawson, West Ham have started their 2020/21 Premier League campaign impressively.
Despite facing the likes of Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Liverpool in their opening 10 league fixtures, Moyes’ side currently occupy fifth place in the Premier League table on 17 points, just four behind league leaders Spurs.
And it would appear that Moyes is happy with the squad that he currently has at his disposal, as speaking on a recent episode of the U Irons podcast, Thomas revealed that the 57-year-old is not planning on spending big in the January transfer window.
He said: “In terms of January, I actually asked Moyes in a press conference last Friday, is he looking at bringing in a lot of players or players who could be first-team regulars or players who will be mainly squad players? And he was saying, the mindset he’s in right now [is] he would rather go big in summer.
“He would rather go big in summer and recruit players then, as opposed to trying to sign a lot of players in January, which I thought was really interesting. So, that’s definitely something for West Ham fans to monitor in the coming weeks.”
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From Thomas’ comments, it would appear as if there may not be a great deal of incoming activity at West Ham over the January transfer window, as Moyes would rather save money with the idea of spending a greater amount next summer.
And considering that two of last summer’s signings, namely Dawson and Benrahma, have not started a league game for the club since their arrivals, this could point to showing how happy Moyes is with the current depth of his side, thus leading to him feeling he is not in desperate need of reinforcements.