Once again, West Ham is set for a busy summer, anticipating both departures and arrivals. If David Moyes remains in charge of the club, it appears he has identified three key positions that require strengthening, writes the Claret&Hugh.
According to the Evening Standard, Moyes has made the acquisition of a full-back, a center-back, and a central midfielder his top priorities for the upcoming summer transfer window. The addition of attacking players may depend on potential departures in that area of the team.
Undoubtedly, a pacey winger should be at the forefront of Moyes’ agenda. The team is currently lacking speed, and if the Scottish manager intends to continue with a counter-attacking style of play, he needs to introduce more pace into the squad. Apart from the need for a winger, the other three positions mentioned require significant reinforcement. Younger, faster, and more attack-minded full-backs are necessary.
In the center-back department, Angelo Ogbonna, despite his admirable performances, is now 35 years old, while Kurt Zouma has struggled with injuries, and unfortunately, Craig Dawson was sold in January.
Lastly, with the inevitable departure of Declan Rice, David Moyes must secure the signings of two top-tier central midfielders to fill the void left by him. This upcoming summer transfer window will be of utmost importance for Moyes, perhaps the most crucial during his tenure as a football manager. Let’s hope that, if he remains in charge, he performs better than he did last year.