You don't need to be a maths scholar to know that signing two new players is only a drop in the transfer ocean for David Moyes and West Ham when you consider the fact that FOUR key players have left or retired, so FOUR players are required just to get the squad back to being wafer thin!
As one of the TWO new signings was already at the club on loan, the excellent Alphonse Areola who has now been signed on a permanent deal from PSG, it is plain to see that there is much to do for Moyes and head of recruitment Rob Newman.
Annoyingly EVERY player the club shows interest in is instantly 'suddenly' of interest to Newcastle, the newly minted Northerners aren't even going to be restricted by FFP which has been abandoned due to the impossibility of 'policing' it efficiently.
With the FFP 'rear gunner' out of action, things are looking bleaker and bleaker for West Ham as those clubs with 'massive' financial clout will be free to flex their muscles without risk of sanction. Hunting for scraps has long been a Hammers tradition, one that fans had hoped was a thing of the past, but as things stand it looks as if the queue to sign top players has become even more congested.
Where does this leave West Ham? Well, little by little David Moyes has been 'snapping up' youth players from all over the place in an attempt to build from the ground up, so anyone who questioned why the club has been signing so many 'yute' now has their answer, the change to the FFP ruling has been in the pipe line for some time and it seems that Moyes has had to act accordingly.
Not being able to sign players for massive fees isn't necessarily a bad thing, but there is going to be a need for some very creative recruitment if Hammers are going to be ANYWHERE NEAR THE TOP SIX NEXT SEASON! TIME TO GET YOUR THINKING CAPS ON MOYES AND NEWMAN. -Ed