Transfer insider Dean Jones claims any transfer activity involving West Ham this winter will be limited to loan deals.
West Ham are desperate for reinforcements as they prepare to embark on their journey towards a top-four Premier League finish, an FA Cup run and the last-16 of the Europa League.
But with just a few days remaining of the January transfer window, David Moyes is yet to add to his already thin squad, with many of us fans getting increasingly worried.
And Dean Jones has revealed that while there remains an intention to add players to the squad before Monday’s deadline, it’s unlikely West Ham will invest heavily, instead opting to utilise the loan market.
He told West Ham World: “I don’t think they’re going to do anything too long term or that involves heavy investment at this stage.
“I think they would rather save their money with big investment for the summer, when they know exactly where they are.”
Moyes has had success with winter loans in the past, with Tomas Soucek being the standout January loan signing since his return to the club in December 2019.
But the reluctance to spend big this month without knowing where our future lies in terms of European participation certainly makes sense.
Moyes and the club may even be looking to execute loan-to-buy agreements, with both Soucek and Said Benrahma both arriving on such deals and going on to secure permanent contracts in east London after impressing.