According to a report by The London Evening Standard, there are a number of different things that West Ham United could look to do in the January transfer window.
David Moyes’ side are playing extremely well in the Premier League this season and currently find themselves in mid-table. Despite their current position, they are only a handful of points off from challenging for a place in European competition; something many fans have demanded for a while.
Despite the rather solid season, there is still some room for improvement for the Hammers this season, with some areas of the squad lacking depth and arguably some quality in vital positions as well.
One of the glaring issues currently at the London Stadium outfit is the quality of forwards available. Michail Antonio might be the club’s enigma when it comes down to being up front, however his injury nightmares remain.
The striker has had a troubled time with his hamstring issue and that has left the Irons a little short up top. Whilst Sebastien Haller has started to find some ground, he is yet to hit the heights many of the Claret and Blue faithful would have hoped to have seen from him after completing a move from Eintracht Frankfurt two summers ago in a big money move. Unfortunately, the Ivory Coast international is not a forward you would want to place a bet with betting24.se Sweden when thinking about a potential goalscorer.
One move that Moyes could look to make this winter is to fetch in some help and reinforcements, as this could certainly help them to continue their progress under the Scottish manager as he continues to prove that he should have been given the job permanently the first time around.
Furthermore, there could be a need for the Hammers to enter the transfer market in January in regards to the left-back position. Whilst Aaron Cresswell is playing rather well in that position, the untimely surgery that Arthur Masuaku required for his knee problem will have left the Irons rather short in the position.
West Ham United could look to bolster that area of the field in case something happens to Cresswell whilst Masuaku is on the sidelines, although that will largely depend on what the owners make available.
Of course, David Sullivan has already warned that the club were facing difficult financial times due to not being able to have fans in the ground, whilst it is likely that there will not be too much money available in the January transfer window.
With some money already being needed to ensure that Said Benrahma’s move from Brentford gets fully completed, new deals will likely need to be on the cheap side.
However, it should be noted that the Hammers have had success when it comes to those deals as the likes of Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal have proved incredibly successful since joining from Slavia Prague.