It’s fair to say this is one of the most important transfer windows for West Ham in recent memory.
Having finished 6th and qualified for the Europa League group stages in 2020/2021 with a thin squad a severe lack of depth in key positions, David Moyes will be under pressure to fix that ahead of a campaign that is guaranteed to have at least six additional fixtures.
There is a desperate need for at least one more striker to share the load with an injury-prone Michail Antonio, while another centre-midfielder and probably a centre-half should also be a priority.
There is also the small matter of trying to bring Jesse Lingard back to the club on a permanent basis after he became one of the heroes behind the bid for European football, after joining on loan from Man United in January.
And ex-Premier League player turned pundit, Steve Howey, thinks Moyes has a very busy summer planned in order to ensure his squad is well prepared for the new season and for a competitive Europa League campaign.
He exclusively told Football FanCast: “They might get a marquee singing, like Jesse Lingard, and then go for players who are excellent for the squad, players that at any time can come in and do a really good, solid job.
“So it wouldn’t surprise me if they went out and did quite a bit of work this summer.”
It is being reported that we’re close to signing Spartak Moscow’s Alex Kral, which adds depth to the midfield, but there have been several links with strikers, which is the main priority, and it’s still unclear who we’re prioritising in that search and who is most likely to join.
And of course, a deal to bring Jesse Lingard to the club remains up in the air, although it has been reported this week that he does want to remain at the club, but only if David Moyes signs a fresh London Stadium contract.