Writing on Twitter, reliable club insider ExWHUemployee has shed a degree of light on West Ham United’s incoming new head of recruitment Rob Newman and how his arrival will affect transfer activity.
The Lowdown: West Ham set for board appointment…
Newman, who is currently still on gardening leave from Manchester City, will apparently begin his new role as West Ham’s new head of recruitment in late September – if reliable sources are to be believed (The Athletic).
The 57-year-old worked as an international scouting and recruitment manager for the Sky Blues after joining them in 2008.
He was even involved in some major first team signings for Pep Guardiola’s side, apparently playing a role in bringing Spain international Aymeric Laporte to the Etihad Stadium.
The Latest: ExWHUemployee sheds light on Newman appointment…
Taking to Twitter, reliable club insider ExWHUemployee has shed light on just how much control Newman will have over transfer activity alongside Irons boss David Moyes.
West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan apparently oversaw the club’s striker search during the last window and Ex, while hinting Newman could have a similar task in January, says the incoming new board member will have the ‘majority of control’ over incomings alongside Moyes.
“Because of the head of recruitment role that Rob Newman is taking over,” explained the insider.
“He is apparently going to have the majority of control alongside Moyes.”
The Verdict: Good news for West Ham?
Bringing in an experienced figurehead to potentially assist West Ham in their hunt for future signings, which may include a forward, can only come as good news.
Overall, the Irons enjoyed a rather productive summer transfer window but left it very late to conclude the majority of their business.
Kurt Zouma, Alex Kral and Nikola Vlasic all arrived at the last gap while West Ham only completed the signing of Alphonse Areola in efficient time.
Newman could potentially provide the Hammers with more transfer market expertise with the club seemingly having one eye fixed on January already and a striker surely first up on the agenda.
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