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David Moyes provides West Ham striker search update ahead of transfer deadline


West Ham United boss David Moyes has spoken out over his side’s search for attacking reinforcements, ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline.

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Haller departs

One of the major talking points at the London Stadium over the last couple of weeks has of course surrounded Moyes’ options up top.

This comes with club-record signing Sebastien Haller, on the back of an altogether underwhelming 18 months, having opted to bring his West Ham stint to an end.

The Ivorian international swapped the English capital for Dutch champions Ajax, in a £20 million deal:

‘Done our business’

Haller’s exit, though, has since left a gaping hole in West Ham’s frontline. The 26-year-old, despite his widely publicised struggles for form, was nevertheless handed starts in 10 of the 17 Premier League outings for which he was available this season.

The Hammers, in turn, were tipped to swoop for a whole host of attackers, amongst them the likes of Eddie Nketiah, Adam Hlozek and Josh King.

To this point, however, evidently, no move has come to fruition.

And though West Ham, to their credit, have continued to perform well with Michail Antonio as the spearhead of the club’s frontline, it was nevertheless widely predicted that a new addition would be forthcoming before the winter window slams shut.

David Moyes provides West Ham striker search update ahead of transfer deadline

West Ham United’s English midfielder Michail Antonio (L) celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion at The London Stadium, in east London on January 19, 2021. (Photo by MATTHEW CHILDS / POOL / AFP)

Ahead of tomorrow’s fast-approaching deadline, however, such assumptions have been shut down, by none other than David Moyes himself.

Speaking on the back of his side’s disappointing defeat to Liverpool on Sunday evening, the West Ham boss was drawn on the chances of a fresh face arriving at the London Stadium over the coming 24 hours.

Moyes, however, confirmed that this looks altogether unlikely as things stand:

‘I don’t really think we’ll be active at all, I think we’ve probably done our business unless something changes.’

‘We’ve got a squad of players I enjoy working with and I want to concentrate on them rather than people from other clubs.’

‘Hopefully we can try and continue the second half of the season as well as we started the first half of the season.’

 

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This article was edited by
Josh Barker.

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