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Do West Ham Need To Sign A Striker Or Can Ayew Deliver?

West Ham have slowly put their season back together over the past few weeks. After a woeful start brought on by trouble on and off the pitch the Hammers were once again blindsided by star man Dimitri Payet deciding he’d had enough and going on strike. Since then the players have seemingly rallied and have …

West Ham Conclude Successful Winter Transfer Window Business

Whilst Hammers fans will be questioning why they have come out the end of January without still a striker or a right-back, however, they can be content with the business done by messrs Sullivan, Gold and Brady over the last month. With Angelo Ogbonna out for the season, having supposedly played with a niggle for …

Why West Ham Were Right To Move Payet And Not Make An Example Of Him

Dimitri Payet’s departure from West Ham this week ended a tumultuous few weeks for the club since the Frenchman told manager Slaven Bilic that he did not want to play for the club again. After Marseille sealed the £25m transfer, Hammers co-owner David Sullivan spoke out about the 29 year old’s attitude and why he …

Why loaning young players will serve West Ham well for the future (Oxford, Martinez. Marcus Browne)

Toni Martinez’s goal against Newcastle in the FA Cup on his debut for Oxford won’t have come as much of a surprise to those watching West Ham closely this season. Since joining from Valencia, the 19 year old has been hitting the back of the net consistently for the Under 23 side. As well as …

Have West Ham signings proved that Bilic is seeking a quick fix?

It has been interesting watching developments at West Ham over the past few weeks of the transfer window. After a terrible summer where very few of the eleven signings have made any real impact on West Ham’s first team squad, a change of tact was required. Manager Slaven Bilic made it very easy for the …

Snodgrass Will Provide A Short Term Fix In Providing Creativity In Payet’s Absence

With Hull City’s Robert Snodgrass looking poised to join West Ham after the two clubs agreed a £10million fee, it is interesting to compare the Scottish international with a player who he may be replacing in Dimitri Payet. Both are 29, both are excellent free kick takers and have excellent crossing ability, yet it is …

Would A Transfer Committee At West Ham Improve New Signings?

Here’s the evidence for the prosecution in terms of West Ham’s failings in the transfer market over the past year or so (all stats from transfermarkt.co.uk). Simone Zaza – £4.25m loan fee (11 appearances, 0 goals) Jonathan Calleri – £4m  loan fee (9 appearances, 0 goals) Gokhan Tore – £2.55m loan fee (8 appearances, 0 …

Reece Oxford – The solution for West Ham’s fragile defence?

The now confirmed arrival of Jose Fonte from Southampton is no doubt one of the main positives so far to come out of this transfer window for the Hammers. Despite Slaven Bilic’s frustrations over Dimitri Payet and the ongoing saga as the club pursue a much needed striker, the Croatian has at least identified one …

Awesome News As West Ham Secure In-Demand EURO 2016 Winner

Well West Ham United have had their winter window dominated by the negativity of the whole Dimitri Payet wantaway scenario which has hardly been an affair which has attracted players to joining West Ham to play at the new London City Stadium. However, despite this the powers that be at West Ham including the ever …

Should West Ham Do What It Takes To Sign Striker Scott Hogan For The £15 million Asking Price?

The January transfer window has always been notoriously difficult to pick up signings because of where it sits in the season. Clubs don’t want to risk losing a player midway through a campaign and it means that the players that are available are either performing poorly or are overpriced as clubs know that their prized …

West Ham Still Looking To Make Good Deals Despite Payet Saga

For West Ham fans, this month represents transfer window to forgetn so far. The saga surrounding star man Dimitri Payet has been a blow to both Slaven Bilic and the fans and the hierarchy at The London Stadium have had a hard time dealing with the matter as it is such a blow when your …