Dean Saunders has urged West Ham to invest in the transfer market or risk losing their best players including Declan Rice

The Hammers took a huge blow to their chances of silverware last night (December 22) following a 2-1 defeat to Tottenham in the EFL Cup quarter-final. 

David Moyes’ team dominated in the second half as they tried to pull back an equaliser. Despite controlling the game with 57% possession they were unsuccessful without their talisman, Michail Antonio, due to covid. 

This emphasised the need for West Ham to invest in their squad in order to take them to the next level. 

Saunders told TalkSPORT: “The owners have been chucking money at it for a while now,” Saunders said on Sports Bar.

“[Manuel] Pellegrini was manager for a bit and they gave him a load of money and that didn’t work. Under David Moyes, they are getting back, he’s got a team together. If I was the owners I would be saying, ‘What do you need David?’

West Ham are on the brink of the next step, I think this is the best team they have had for years. They’ve got really good players.

“And the thing is, if you don’t show the players now that they are going to take another step forward, they will leave.

“If your best players can see that you are trying to win something and you’re going to go forward, the likes of Declan Rice will start saying he is happy there.

“If you’re not buying players and going forward, you’re going backwards. If they see that, the best ones will leave.”

The East London club have been linked with a range of players as the January transfer market nears with Moyes looking for a deal for Lille attacker Jonathan David as per ExWHUemployee.


West Ham started the season in blistering form which for any team is hard to maintain throughout the campaign. At times in recent months the Irons have looked tired, understandably so when you look at the games they have had to play. 

The Hammers have been a revolution in Europe this season, but it has taken a toll on their league form. Travelling all over Europe on a Thursday night and then going again on the weekend can be both physically and mentally challenging for the players

Since the stunning win versus Liverpool before the international break, the Irons have won just two games in all competitions, a period in the season where those with trophy aspirations kick on to the next level. 

If West Ham want to keep up with the level they have shown this season, they must invest in their squad. Good quality fresh legs will allow some of their best players support and an opportunity for rotation which is vital when maintaining performance levels throughout the season. 

In other West Ham news, West Ham want to sign Nottingham Forest attacking midfielder Brennan Johnson.

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