Moyes: we won't buy for the sake of it

  • by Staff Writer
  • Sunday, 26th January 2020

David Moyes says that West Ham won't step into the transfer market unless they find the right players - but admitted that he didn't know who the club had bid for.

Speaking in the wake of United's disastrous FA Cup defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion - a result that once again put paid to any chances the club had of winning a trophy - the manager repeated his insistence that he wouldn't buy players just for the sake of it - regardless of the pressure he felt from supporters.

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"Sometimes I feel the pressure that comes from outside to bring players in that makes you feel like you should do it for the sake of it," he said. "But actually my stance is to say we can only bring players in who we think are going to make a difference.

"I don't want to bring players in who aren't going to make an impact on the team because it's wasting money. It adds to things which you may already have. So I'm desperately trying to get people in who we think can do something for the team and that's not easy."

And the boss also admitted that he couldn't say for sure that the club had made a genuine bid for Nottingham Forest full back, Matty Cash, who is being monitored by numerous clubs.

"I don't know who is saying we made the offer. I think a lot of people are saying we make offers but I genuinely don't think we did make an offer for Matt Cash. He's a good player, mind you.

"Can you confirm there was a ?15m offer from Milan? Or was it just speculation. In my understanding we did not make a ?12m bid for Matty Cash. I think we have made some enquiries, but as far as I know we did not make any offer whatsoever."

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Moyes - whose attempts to enhance his backroom team have already been stymied by the board's refusal to allow Stuart Pearce to return as a coach following comments he made criticising the board on Sky TV two years ago - also confirmed that he was having difficulty finding alternatives.

"We don't [have a big backroom team] and we're hoping to add to that," he added. "Behind the scenes we've been having informal conversations with people, but one or two have not quite fallen into place."

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