Reacting to an official announcement by the club, reliable West Ham United reporter Roshane Thomas of The Athletic says ‘supporters should be excited’ by new head of recruitment Rob Newman.
The Lowdown: Newman era begins…
On Friday, West Ham confirmed a new era of transfers as they appointed former Manchester City chief Newman to oversee their recruitment and scouting strategy moving forward.
The former Sky Blues executive, who played a hand in signing the likes of Aymeric Laporte whilst at Eastlands, will now try his hand at improving West Ham’s fortunes in the transfer market.
While the Irons enjoyed a fairly productive summer window, bringing in four senior internationals, they still faltered in their bid to sign a striker.
Reacting to Newman’s appointment, Thomas has now dropped a claim on the new West Ham employee.
The Latest: Thomas makes Newman claim…
Reminding fans of what he can bring to the role, Thomas has relayed his piece from August explaining that Newman also had some involvement in signing the likes of Brahim Diaz, Angelino and Pablo Maffeo for Man City.
Moyes has also stated on ‘numerous occasions’ that he wants to sign young players with re-sale value as well as senior players and it appears West Ham’s new man will certainly help him do that.
The Verdict: Time to celebrate?
This big off-field development will certainly boost West Ham in terms of tackling the transfer market with even more vigour and efficiency.
Newman’s experience in Manchester, working alongside big City transfer figureheads like Txiki Begiristain, James Smith, Brian Marwood and Gary Worthington, will now be transferred to the London Stadium in a major boost for Moyes.
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