No signings imminent, insists Moyes

  • by Staff Writer
  • Friday, 24th January 2020

David Moyes says that he and the board are pulling out the stops in an attempt to boost his squad ahead of the transfer window deadline next week.

Yet Moyes - who paid former club Preston ?9million for striker Jordan Hugill during his previous spell at West Ham - insisted that he doesn't want to sign players who won't "make a difference".

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"I don't want to do anything that isn't good for the team or club. We're all trying to do the right thing by bringing players in," he said during his pre-match press conference on Friday.

"Adding to it, I'd rather bring in people who are going to help me. I don't want to just bring people in who are thinking we've got another number in and the media think there's another player signed.

"I want to bring in a player who can make a difference and feature in the team. As I've said a few times, if it's not that we're bringing anyone, we're bringing in players who we think will be here for the long-term.

"Getting that balance between a player for now and for later on is not that easy."

And Moyes admitted that his best best could be waiting until the final 24 hours of the window in order to see what bargains he could pick up.

"Sometimes it does go to the last day, sometimes that's what you have to do. That's why the deadline is that way," he continued.

"We've been linked with loads of players, it's incredible the number we've been linked with.We're always interested in players out there but we have nothing definite, nothing imminent that's going to happen. But we are trying."

One area of the team Moyes is keen to improve however is his forward line - which currently consists of just Sebastien Haller and Albian Ajeti, who is yet to score a goal since moving to the club last summer.

"I'd like to have more but trying to get them is not that easy," Moyes conceded. "We're short up front, we really are."

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