The resident Hammers in the Transfer Tavern are hoping David Moyes can bring some quality talent to the London Stadium this month.
For clubs threatened by relegation, the January transfer window is arguably a more crucial period than for any other club in the Premier League. West Ham currently sit just two points clear of the relegation zone, and the signing of even just one proven talent could be the difference between relegation and survival this season.
However, West Ham were busy in the transfer window last summer as they brought Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez to the club, and there is a suggestion that The Hammers don’t have much cash to play with this month due to their summer spending.
The easy solution to the problem for Moyes is to sell players on the fringes of his first-team squad in order to accumulate the funds needed to land his targets this month.
And according to Sky Sports, West Ham are on the verge of doing just that, as Diafra Sakho is set to undergo a medical at Crystal Palace ahead of a proposed transfer for a fee in the region of £10-12 million.
The news has provoked a mixed reaction from supporters on Twitter.
Plenty of Hammers have argued that Sakho is not good enough for the club in his current form, but some of the supporters are concerned by the prospect of selling to a relegation rival in the midseason window.
Here’s what the West Ham fans had to say about the potential transfer of Sakho to Palace this month…
Good riddance get dembele in from Celtic young fit strong fast
Can replace sakho and other waster Carroll
— hammerhead (@larryberyl) January 11, 2018
Great player. Poor attitude.
— Benjy (@BenjyLeak) January 11, 2018
See ya! Good riddance
— IronsmanJP (@IronsManJP) January 10, 2018
I’ll drive him myself
— Tom Restell (@ThomasRestell) January 10, 2018
No, never sell to a rival – off to France
— Mark Vickers (@westhammer011) January 10, 2018
No. If he plays regularly he will score goals. We’re strengthening our relegation rivals. Bad move.
— Forever West Ham (@ForeverWestHam4) January 10, 2018
Def no he should not be sold to a rival club
— Dave tomlinson (@Davetom36433178) January 10, 2018
not to a rival send him abroad
— CandS.ForkLiftTrain (@SteveCandS) January 10, 2018