Jarrod Bowen has completed West Ham transfer on deadline day. The Hull City forward has passed a medical and put pen to paper on a Hammers contract before the 11pm deadline. Bowen’s arrival will put to bed one of deadline day’s biggest sagas amid a row over personal terms. The 23-year-old also reportedly favoured joining Newcastle over West Ham before settling on a switch to the London Stadium.
Bowen will bring a goal threat to the Premier League strugglers having struck 16 times for Hull in the Championship this term. West Ham find themselves out of the relegation zone on goal difference, having accrued only 23 points from 24 games.
David Moyes has shared his club’s concern on winning Brighton game and its significance. The Hammers lie above the Premier League drop zone only on goal difference but would climb above their visitors with victory at the London Stadium. The clash looks all the more vital given West Ham’s next two fixtures are trips to Manchester City and Liverpool.
David Moyes said: “We’re aware of how tough the upcoming games are but, to make it simpler, you can only play each team twice in the league – it depends on when you get them. We’ve got to look at it that way. There are games which we can win. There are games which look very difficult, but we’ll then have played them twice. I have to say I’ve been impressed with Brighton. I think they’ve shown a good style in what they’re trying to do. They’re not on the best run at the moment and we have to try and capitalise on that and use our home advantage to the best we can. I’m hoping that Saturday gives us a great opportunity to pick up three points. It won’t be easy, but we have to try and take every opportunity we get, especially at home where we could really do with a really good backing from the crowd to help us and give the players a big lift as well. I’m really lucky that I have a couple of players like Mark Noble, Pablo Zabaleta, some of the boys who have been at the club for a while. They’ve not been slow in telling the players what’s expected and what’s needed at the club. We’ve been in this position before and we’ve got out of it. We’ve got a little bit of experience of this, so hopefully our experience together will help us get out of it.”
Moyes is set to hand a debut to Tomas Soucek, the Czech midfielder signed this week initially on loan from Slavia Prague.
David Moyes wants West Ham to sign younger players with resale value. David Moyes has said West Ham have to stop buying players with no resale value and he hopes the impending arrival of Slavia Prague’s Tomas Soucek is the start of the club adopting a more progressive recruitment policy.
Too many buys have disappointed and not enough money has been recouped in sales. West Ham are trying to find a buyer for Carlos Sánchez – the 33-year-old Colombian midfielder earns around £65,000 a week – and the decision to hand the injury-prone Jack Wilshere a three‑year deal in the summer of 2018 has backfired. The former Arsenal midfielder is set to have a hernia operation on Wednesday.
David Moyes said ” I can tell you what my approach has always been. We didn’t have much to spend at Everton and my idea was always to bring players in with resale value that I could sell back into the market. I want to stop the idea that always what we’re doing is just buying someone to fill the gap. I want it to be the vision for the club that we are looking to bring in young, attractive and hungry players who are saying: ‘We are going to make West Ham better.’ Whatever is said in the accounts, I am telling you what my vision is. I think if I get given the opportunity to do that, I will turn it around.”
It is no surprise that Moyes, who replaced Manuel Pellegrini last month, wants to target young players. West Ham intend to keep him if they remain in the Premier League and he would realistically leave in the event of relegation.
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