Now that the January Transfer Window has ‘slammed shut’, we can finally sit back and admire the business done by the owners and Sam Allardyce.
We all knew that very little money would be spent, if any at all, and that we’d have to rely heavily on loan signings and free transfers to get through the rest of the season.
So the fact we managed to bring in seven players for next to nothing at all means we’ve arguably enjoyed a successful transfer window and can now look on with optimism and excitement at the prospect of surviving relegation from the Premier League.
The biggest arrivals were obviously the double capture of Antonio Nocerino and Marco Borriello from AC Milan and AS Roma respectively, while Pablo Armero from Napoli should prove to be a brilliant and very effective signing as cover for thew injured Joey O’Brien.
Here’s a look at our January arrivals….
And our January departures…
And Hammers fans on Twitter have mixed feelings regarding the club’s transfer business in January…
— Geoff Helm (@geoffro29) January 31, 2014
@WestHamWorld we appear to have done very well with what we have got? Ask again in May!
— Paolo Di Swainio (@swainstar) January 31, 2014
@WestHamWorld a couple were good we just have to look at the teams around us, did they end up with better players that could hurt us
— LilyFenton.F1 (@lily_fenton) January 31, 2014
@WestHamWorld Now we have a full squad plus a few quality additions to pick from we will start to pick up points and climb the table coyi
— Paul Saunders (@paulsaunders63) January 31, 2014
@WestHamWorld let's see . We just need to stay up and if we do Sam can go !!
— tank & ian (@Tankbulldoguk) January 31, 2014
— simon dawkins (@simondawkins23) January 31, 2014
What do you think of West Ham’s business in the January Transfer Window? Happy with the new arrivals, or do you think the club should have done more to strengthen the side? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.