Speaking to West Ham World, Peterborough United Director of Football Barry Fry has made a claim on club owners David Gold and David Sullivan.
The Lowdown: Transfer window opens…
The summer transfer window is now open and West Ham United fans will be eagerly anticipating who is brought through the door in east London.
Manager David Moyes’ priorities are said to be the permanent signing of Jesse Lingard, a new forward and a top class centre-half (Claret & Hugh).
However, clubs up and down the Premier League appear to be experiencing financial turmoil amid the coronavirus pandemic – an aspect of this window which could make business tricky.
The Latest: Fry makes encouraging West Ham claim
Speaking to West Ham World, Fry has made a claim involving Gold and Sullivan, who he has personally worked with, and reassured supporters that they will want to improve the squad after European qualification.
“I know Gold and Sullivan, when they went in they wanted in the next five years to get into Europe,” he explained.
“They’ve done that, it’s been a difficult journey along the way but they’ve done it and knowing the two David’s they’ll want to go on from that, or the three David’s, they’ll want to improve the squad and go higher than where they’ve gone this year, which is great news for West Ham fans.”
The Verdict: Fingers crossed…
The Hammers face an unfamiliar challenge next campaign in the form of more matches and longer travel distance for midweek games.
To cope with the demands of playing both in the Europa League and maintaining their current level domestically, signings to bolster the squad this summer are pretty much mandatory.
Fry’s claim that West Ham’s controversial co-owners will in fact want to push on comes as encouraging, and with the window closing on August 31, they now have plenty have of time to scour the market.
In other news: West Ham fans rave over promising Lingard development…find out more here.
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