According to a report by club insider ExWHUemployee, writing on his Patreon, GSB and West Ham’s plan to utilise the free transfer market this summer is ‘already in place’.
The Lowdown: Big 2021/2022 season for the Irons!
After securing qualification for the Europa League in what was a phenomenal 2020/2021 season which defied expectation, West Ham now need to gear up for next year as hopes rise.
The club reportedly have two main transfer priorities in a permanent deal for Manchester United ace Jesse Lingard as well as the signing of a new striker (Claret & Hugh).
Michail Antonio, whilst effective at times, was plagued with a variety of injury issues over last campaign.
The Latest: ExWHUemployee lifts lid on GSB transfer plan
As per the reliable ExWHUemployee, a GSB and West Ham United plan to use the free transfer market is ‘already in place’ as the Irons look to tackle a difficult transfer market.
Indeed, clubs throughout the country are suffering from financial problems amid the coronavirus pandemic – meaning a lot of sides simply do not have as much money to spend.
As such, Ex says that the free transfer market could be an ‘interesting avenue’ for West Ham to explore and may ‘bolster the squad’ whilst spending significantly less.
He also says that there are a ‘number’ of interesting players available at Premier League rivals Crystal Palace when their contracts expire this summer.
The Verdict: Shrewd business…
Many top players will be available for West Ham this summer due to their contract situations, including striker Olivier Giroud, who has emerged as a target.
If GSB can utilise the free transfer market to their advantage and bolster the Irons’ squad this summer with little financial risk, it’s safe to say that would be ideal.
However, key deals to really kick on and challenge in Europe will also require significant investment – especially if West Ham want to complete the permanent signing of 2020/2021 loan sensation Lingard.
In other news: West Ham fans flock to this official club announcement, find out more here.
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