Date: 31st January 2021 at 12:50pm
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Dharmesh Sheth has been speaking on the latest edition of Sky Sports’ Transfer Talk podcast with Pete Graves and Tom Williams about all of the transfer from around .

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General view inside the London Stadium ahead of West Ham v Norwich City

Who did West Ham United face in their opening fixture of the 2020/21 Premier League season?

One club discussed in detail was West Ham United as they continue their search for a striker before the deadline.

While talking about the Jesse Lingard deal, Sheth claimed that David Moyes and the Hammers have been offered many strikers in this transfer window, but Moyes has been pickier because of his role in transfers now.

He said: (28:25) “They’ve been offered countless numbers of strikers. I mean it has gone into double figures the number of strikers that West Ham have been offered.

“Pre-David Moyes West Ham United would probably have taken a punt on one of these strikers they’ve been offered, but things have changed under David Moyes he’s in charge of transfers now.

“He has a huge say on who arrives into that club and who doesn’t, and he tends to take a more cautious approach than perhaps his predecessors. He wants to be 100% sure before he signs anyone.”

Are you happy with Moyes' role in transfers?

Yes, he seems to be doing well so far

Yes, he seems to be doing well so far

No, someone else should do it

No, someone else should do it

TIF Thoughts on Moyes’ role…

Since Moyes has returned to West Ham, the Hammers have signed the likes of Tomas Soucek and Jarrod Bowen, who both have been impressive in the time they have been at the London Stadium.

Soucek has scored ten Premier League goals in just 33 appearances, while Bowen has managed six goals and a further seven assists in the league since he signed from Hull City last January.

So, it makes sense to us, that Moyes has more control over transfers as he has done brilliantly with some of his buys so far.

However, you would think that West Ham might need another striker as at the moment they only have Michail Antonio as a natural centre-forward, and he has missed large parts of this season already.

So, it will be interesting to see if West Ham do manage to sign a striker, but we think they could probably do with one.