David Moyes looks set to be granted his wish with a £10m move for a primary West Ham transfer target seemingly set to get the green light.
The Hammers are currently riding high in third place having enjoyed an excellent start to the season. Moyes has fashioned an exciting, hard-to-beat side that threatens to unseat the traditional big six and claim a Champions League place. Next up is a match against Wolves at Molineux – and our Predictions piece is expecting more Hammers glory.
And with Czech businessman Daniel Kretinsky having secured a 27% takeover at the London Stadium, West Ham have never been in a healthier position.
Indeed, Moyes is asking Kretinsky and West Ham to invest their money wisely as he looks to consolidate their place in the upper reaches.
“I hope the investment we’re able to use wisely and well,” Moyes said.
“The club spent a fortune a few years ago and it didn’t work out right. So there’s got to be a way to think how is best to do this.
“Maybe investment in other things are more important. New seats in the stadium, bigger crowds, new things at the training ground maybe. I don’t know what way or where the new investment will directly come. But it’s always too easy just to say I’m guessing it will be for players.
“Maybe in the future it will be, but we’ve got to watch that we don’t go daft and do something which we regret.”
Moyes was asked if he there were funds to spend in January, though the Hammers boss was quick to dodge the question.
“I don’t really know the answer to that, because I’ve not really had a conversation about it,” he said.
“What I do know is I’m really well-supported at the moment. If I go and ask the club, that I need something or I’m looking for somebody, they’ll do everything they can to help me.
“But just to go back to the point – we just have to watch that we don’t think it means that there’s hundreds of millions to spend.
“The longer we can stay in this position, it gives me a better chance, going knocking on the door and asking for a wee bit more if we need it.”
Lingard deal on for West Ham
Despite Moyes’ efforts to avoid talk of January additions, reports claim a deal for Jesse Lingard is nearing.
The England midfielder looks likely to quit Manchester United in January. That’s following a series of broken promises from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over playing time this season.
And with his deal nearing an end, United will have little choice but to accept his sale.
According to The Sun, Lingard is willing to accept a return to the London Stadium.
He caught the eye during an excellent loan spell there last season. And his return could prove monumental as the Hammers look to cement their top-four place.
The report claims West Ham will pay United a £10m fee for Lingard. And while Tottenham are also reportedly keen, it seems the player is determined to re-join the Irons.
Lingard turns 29 next month and is available on a free transfer at the end of the season.