West Ham United boss David Moyes appears to have softened his January transfer stance in a brand new interview.
With West Ham having endured a woeful first half of the season thus far, many fans feel the club must strengthen again next month to avoid a disaster.
Moyes was backed with £170m as he signed eight players in the summer.
But there is no hiding the fact the Hammers are short in several key areas, particularly at fullback and up front.
The team’s goalscoring issues are best highlighted by the fact West Ham have scored only 12 league goals all season – the joint third worst in the top flight.
Many fans were disappointed when Moyes told talkSPORT this week that he would not be looking to sign players in the winter window.
“Nah, I don’t think we will,” was Moyes’ blunt response on talkSPORT when asked if West Ham will strengthen during the window.
With the Hammers just one point off the bottom three ahead of the restart many may feel that is a big risk in an ultra competitive Premier League.
But West Ham boss Moyes has softened his January transfer stance in a new interview with the club’s official site.
“I don’t really expect this January to be busy but you never can tell,” Moyes told whufc.com.
“What I do think is the club done really well in the business we done in the summer. We brought in nine (it was eight for the first team) players and that’s more than you would normally want to bring in…
“But I don’t expect January to be a great deal of business (but) maybe injuries or maybe something else comes into it which changes our thinking as we go along.”
It is understandable that the owners want to see Moyes get the best out of the players they spent big on in the summer before investing heavily again.
But in football if you stand still you quickly get left behind. And there is no hiding that West Ham are clearly short in certain areas if they want to maintain the standards they have set over the last couple of years.
A few more rocky results between now and January and you can bet your bottom dollar the owners and Moyes will have to see if they can bring any players in during the window to help the cause.