I think it’s fair to say that West Ham came out of that transfer window better off than when we went into it.
We were able to complete four deadline day signings, the busiest of all the premier league clubs, with two of them being very hot prospects for next season, Victor Moses and Michail Antonio.
Let’s start with the Chelsea winger, Victor Moses, who we were able to capture on loan for the season ahead.
We have been crying out for a player who is quick and not afraid to get past a man, as at the moment we have been too lethargic in both of our home defeats. Moses ticks all the boxes we need in terms of width, dribbling ability, pace, power and I am even confident that he will notch his fair share of goals, too.
However, although he is a fantastic signing, we need to give him the right service for him to be effective. When Carl Jenkinson gets back to his best, that right side of the pitch is going to be absolutely lethal in terms of attacking threat, and defensively as well, as Moses is a winger who will get back and do the defensive duties also, which I admire greatly.
Our counter-attacking play away from home this year has been excellent against the two big boys in Liverpool and Arsenal, and with Moses as an option, he will only help the situation.
I need to emphasize the fact that we have been missing pace and width in the team, which Moses brings to the table. He can also put in a wicked cross on his right foot, which the likes of Sakho and Carroll will find very helpful when getting onto those balls in the box.
With the basis of Moses covered, let’s see what the ex-Nottingham Forest winger Michail Antonio can bring to the table.
The 25-year-old is definitely one of the more exciting players we have signed this summer. The question still remains whether he will be able to deliver for us in the Premier League, but I have no doubt in my mind that he is going to excel under Slaven Bilic and set the premier league a light.
Antonio, from what I have seen of him before, is a tricky player that, like Moses, has plenty of pace and has the ability to beat his man and make it easier for the likes of Sakho to score with more crosses going into the box. Antonio is also a very versatile player, meaning he can play on either wing just as good, with myself being very confident that he can even play more centrally behind the striker.
Antonio is a very powerful figure, and one that can put a great ball in, but at the same time loves to run with the ball and cause havoc amongst the defenders.
Both Victor and Michail are players that are going to bring width, pace, excitement and much more to the team, with 99% of West Ham fans being very excited about the season ahead, especially with these two additions.