WHU insider drops intriguing behind-scenes transfer claim from West Ham

The Hammers’ journey this season has been quite unpredictable. It started off slowly and there were concerns about the possibility of relegation, but now it could end with immense joy, writes the FFC.

In fact, West Ham comfortably secured their Premier League status, finishing 14th in the league, and now they have the upcoming Europa Conference League final to look forward to

It’s remarkable how the atmosphere has transformed in East London. Perhaps it’s because their high-profile signings needed some time to adapt to English football, but now they are performing exceptionally well.

Players like Lucas Paqueta, Nayef Aguerd, and Thilo Kehrer joined from abroad during the summer, so it’s understandable that they needed time to settle into a new environment and showcase their true potential.

During a discussion on The West Ham Way podcast, Ex suggested that Moyes is likely to focus on recruiting players from within England in the summer transfer window to prevent similar challenges from arising in the upcoming season.

He said: “I have been told if David Moyes remains the manager, the main focus is going to be on players with domestic experience over foreign signings.

“Although he has made it clear that if he feels that there’s better value in the foreign signing than the domestic signing, then he will do whatever the best value is.

“Often people say you have to add British tax on to British signings or domestic-based signings because they tend to be more expensive than the foreign signings, when you’re getting pretty much a like-for-like player.

“But they do want to sort of balance out that between the value and having domestic experience because I think they’ve pinpointed a lot of the reason a couple of players took their time to adjust to the league this year [is] because they hadn’t played the league before.”