Noel Whelan has agreed with David Moyes’ assessment that West Ham United urgently need three or four more signings.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Leeds forward believe new signings will not only improve the team but also have a positive impact on the dressing room.
Moyes said after the Hammers’ 2-1 loss to Arsenal on Saturday: “Ultimately I would like to sign three or four players, but I totally understand we are not in a financial position to do so.”
The London club had submitted multiple bids for Burnley defender James Tarkowski but have now ended their interest as the Clarets placed a £35million price tag on the 27-year-old, as revealed by Football Insider.
West Ham have money to spend after the £18million sale of Grady Diangana to West Brom earlier this month but are yet to make any major additions this window.
Asked by Football Insider whether he agrees with Moyes’ comments, Whelan said: “They need signings. I know it’s very early on but we’ve seen signs already with two games and two defeats.
“It’s not a great start. These are worrying times for David Moyes and the owners. I’m sure they were hoping for more of a solid start.
“They did show more fight against Arsenal that’s for sure.
“They need three to four signings to improve their team. It’s amazing what signings do for the dressing room.
“You look at Tottenham, they get two through the door and perform.
“I’m not saying they have the same quality as Tottenham, because they don’t, but it does give you more confidence and belief when you bring some players in. So David Moyes does need to bring players in pretty quick.”