Date: 5th December 2020 at 1:35pm
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West Ham United insider @ExWHUemployee has recently made a worrying claim regarding the Hammers’ January transfer funds.

During the summer transfer window, the Irons sealed the arrival of four players, two on a permanent basis and two on loan deals (per Transfermarkt).

The two which arrived permanently were Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal, both of which were signed from Czech outfit Slavia Prague.

Meanwhile, Said Benrahma was signed on loan with an obligation to purchase from Brentford and Craig Dawson was signed on loan with an option to purchase from Watford.

During the latest episode of The West Ham Way Podcast, though, @ExWHUemployee aired that there were little funds for any further arrivals in January. (38:34)

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He said: “I’ve talked about it briefly on other shows but there’s no money really available in January.

“There are a few players that we’ve sort of looked at – cut-price deals, cheap players – but unless we sell any significant players, there isn’t any money.”

The in-the-know podcaster discussed this further later in the show, he said: (52:25) “They might bring in one, possibly two players on the cheap.

“They’re going to hope that the manager can produce the goods with maybe, at maximum, two additions in January and they won’t be big-money additions.”

TIF Thoughts on what @ExWHUemployee said about January transfer funds…

As can be seen in what the West Ham insider had to say, it seems that the Irons do not have much money available to sign players during the upcoming transfer window.

Are you disappointed by this transfer claim?

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No, it was expected

Yes, it is disappointing

Yes, it is disappointing

This claim comes despite the fact that the Irons look to be lacking in certain areas of their first-team squad.

Firstly, the Hammers only have four out-and-out centre-backs in their first team despite the fact that they have frequently played a three-back formation so far this term (per Transfermarkt).

Furthermore, David Moyes only has one player who is predominantly a left-winger, Benrahma, and only two out-and-out strikers at his disposal, Sebastien Haller and Michail Antonio.

So, it would certainly seem that the Hammers’ squad is in need of some new recruits.