Date: 19th July 2021 at 7:15pm
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insider @ExWHUemployee has been sharing some insight about the east London club’s current situation regarding summer transfers. 

This comes after Ex co-hosted a recent edition of The West Ham Way Podcast, where he spoke about a variety of topics concerning the Hammers.

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On the subject of the current situation at the club surrounding summer transfers, Ex had this to say on the matter.

He said: “I think [David Moyes is] possibly taking his time as he does always with transfers and that’s what I’ve been told, it depends what the side of the camp you sit on – I’ve been told that he’s taking his time with transfers, he likes to make sure he does his due diligence and make sure he’s got the right person.

“I’d say it’s probably a bit 50-50 to be honest, apparently, whether you believe this or not: apparently David Sullivan’s getting frustrated with not signing anyone and he wants us to sign people, but he doesn’t want to interfere with Moyes.”

In terms of incoming transfers this summer, the only player to permanently sign to the club so far is Craig Dawson, which was actually confirmed back in April after the defender originally joined on a loan deal from .

In terms of departing players, West Ham said goodbye to defender Fabian Balbuena, who joined Russian side Dynamo Moscow on a free transfer, and winger Felipe Anderson, who joined Lazio for a reported fee of £2.7 million, as per Transfermarkt.

TIF Thoughts on Ex’s comments on the current transfer situation at West Ham…

Given how West Ham managed to secure Europa football at the end of last season, we feel that it would probably be in the club’s best interests if they added some new faces to their squad to help them tackle the added fixtures in their upcoming campaign.

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In terms of what Ex had to say about Moyes being thorough and careful about his transfer targets for the club, while it’s good to hear that he wants to make sure he’s getting the right players for the club, in our view, it would also make sense for the club to start getting some players through the door quickly so they can get settled and be a part of their pre-season period so they can fully integrate themselves into the club.

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