Hammers look to last minute deals

  • by Staff Writer
  • Monday, 27th January 2020

West Ham are once again being linked with a move for Sampdoria midfielder Ronaldo Vieira.

According to the Evening Standard's Ken Dyer, David Sullivan has reluctantly accepted that he has to spend before the January transfer window closes in order to pacify the club's increasingly-angry fan base.

Whilst Dyer claimed in his Monday piece that West Ham had spent ?80million on transfers last summer, player sales - including the likes of Pedro Obiang, Edimilson Fenandes and Marko Arnautovic - meant that figure equated to no more than ?30million net.

And with most clued-up West Ham fans conscious of the club's lack of overall investment in the playing staff in the last 12 months, Sullivan might yet be set to splash the cash in the next few days.

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Linked: Vieira

One player linked with a move to London today is Vieira, a player who previously played in England for Championship side Leeds But with a value in the region of EUR20million, any genuine interest from West Ham is likely to be in the shape of an initial loan deal.

Meanwhile an offer for Nottingham Forest full back Matty Cash, which David Moyes admitted on Saturday he was unaware of, is said to have been rejected on Friday.

One of the main issues facing Moyes and Sullivan is the reticence of players to join a club faced with relegation; few players wish to move to a team in such a perilous situation, especially as a return to the Championship would involve a 50 per cent reduction in wages.

Consequently Sullivan and his team of favoured agents are likely to be involved in last minute moves for players who are considered surplus to requirements at their current clubs, on the final day of the transfer window.

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