The January switch window offered a little bit of a combined bag for West Ham United.
David Moyes would’ve arguably been delighted with the mortgage seize of Man Metropolis’s England worldwide, Kalvin Phillips, while additionally managing to dump Pablo Fornals and Stated Benrahma, each of whom have been peripheral gamers for the Scot this season.
The problem the Hammers supervisor can have had is that, as soon as once more, a striker wasn’t introduced in, that means that for the rest of the marketing campaign, the membership are going to must depend on Michail Antonio and Danny Ings to attain the objectives to fireside them into Europe for subsequent season.
That might change into problematic for the East Londoners as Antonio solely has two objectives all season, the final one scored again in August in response to WhoScored, while Ings hasn’t registered in any respect.
One participant that West Ham had been closely linked with in January was Sunderland teenager, Jack Clarke, however as he informed Sky Sports activities after Sunderland’s sport towards Middlesbrough, he’s fantastic the place he’s.
“Truthfully, I’m joyful to be right here, and I’m nonetheless having fun with each minute in a Sunderland shirt and for me, the stuff that will get stated on the surface doesn’t appear to trouble me,” he stated (h/t Hammers Information).
“So long as I’m coming in each day and sporting a Sunderland shirt I’m joyful.”
It isn’t away from Monetary Honest Play considerations stopped the Irons from firming up any preliminary curiosity, however their lack of purpose scorers – Jarrod Bowen and Mo Kudus however – may change into an actual drawback for them in the course of the latter a part of the season.