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David Moyes counting on the January transfer window to strengthen Hammers squad

Filed: Monday, 15th January 2018
By: Staff Writer #3

The January transfer window is usually seen as a time when the Premier League stragglers take centre stage in proceedings as, having generally switched managers a month or two previously, they then desperately seek to augment their failing squads to stave off the threat of relegation from the top-flight gravy train.

West Ham United tick all the above boxes and the recently appointed David Moyes hasnít been shy in expressing his desire to bring more players to the club with top-flight experience.

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Transfer betting is a fast moving business and seemingly done deals can quickly unravel as a result of a failed medical, being unable to agree terms or a fee or being gazumped by a rival club.

On that basis itís probably best to limit such bets to fairly small sums, although the bookies will never let punters have huge stakes on a prospective transfer deal anyway. A better option still is to use the bookies own cash via a free bets site such as Free bets UK.

There are few, if any, Premier League clubs being linked with as many players as the Hammers at present, which is understandable given the lowly league standing and that the last few transfer windows at the London Stadium have been decidedly mixed at best.

At the time of writing, some of the bookies favourites to be donning the claret and blue once the January transfer window closes include Swansea City defender Alfie Mawson (7/2), Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen (9/2) and Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey (4/9) Ė all odds quoted with SkyBet.

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Thereís also been speculation surrounding potential bids for the likes of Harry Arter (Bournemouth), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) and Scott Arfield (Burnley). From the names being linked, itís clear where Moyes believes his teamís priorities lie in terms of strengthening.

Whatever deals materialise over the coming weeks, itís surely not asking too much for there to be a better balance and extra quality in Moyesís squad once the transfer window closes at 23:00 GMT on Wednesday, 31st January.

Please note that the opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, nor should be attributed to, KUMB.com.

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