Moyes: I'm no sugar daddy

  • by Staff Writer
  • Monday, 17th January 2022

David Moyes says he would be willing to dip into the loan market in order to expand his squad for the second half of the season - but only if players of sufficient quality are available.

The Hammers boss, reeling from having watched his jaded side fall to a 3-2 defeat at home to Leeds United admitted that he would be willing to consider taking players on a temporary basis if he was unable to secure his intended targets on a permanent basis this month.

However he baulked at the suggestion he may be looking to fill his squad with 'filler' in order to assuage expectant supporters.


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"I do not like the term 'extra bodies', because 'extra bodies' end up not being good enough," her said when asked by a reporter if he would be open to using the loan system this month.

"You want to bring in bodies who are good enough to have an impact on the team. Extra bodies don't count for anything - it is like a sugar rush but eventually, it wears off. You are better off trying to get the right players and if not, sticking with what you have got.

"The players have done a brilliant job [so far this season], but today was just a little too much to ask them to go again at the end of a busy week."

West Ham remain linked with several players while Moyes attempts to fill vacancies at left back, centre half andd in attack. The transfer window closes on Monday, 31 January just two weeks from today.

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