The West Ham hierarchy have made promises since the club left Upton Park for the London Stadium that have simply not been met.
Players of the highest or close to the highest of quality were meant to be delivered to manager at the time Slaven Bilic, although that turned out to be far from the case.
However, since Manuel Pellegrini’s arrival at the London Stadium, West Ham have made some noises in the transfer window and could be close to moving to that next level if the deals being lined up manage to go through.
Although he would end up joining AS Roma, targeting Argentine playmaker Javier Pastore was a bold move and showed ambition, while the signing of Felipe Anderson – a player of similar technical ability – is still a possibility.
Jean-Michael Seri is another name that has been touted with a move to east London and, while it may seem unlikely at this moment of time, the Ivory Coast midfielder is the sort of player West Ham should have been targeting since their move to Stratford.
With that being said, all of the above amounts to nothing if the West Ham hierarchy fail to secure any of those deals or deals similar.
With a manager of Pellegrini’s quality and pedigree at the helm, West Ham have potential and should at least be challenging for Europa League qualification.
After a couple of extremely lacklustre transfer windows, it’s time for the West Ham board to finally deliver.