By Noel Whelan

5th Sep, 2021 | 8:00am

Moyes has saved West Ham 'millions' after 'massive' transfer claim - Whelan

Noel Whelan has claimed David Moyes has saved West Ham “millions” in the transfer market with his “great” management.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 58-year-old had “transformed” players already at the club to avoid the need for new signings.

West Ham brought in Alphonse Areola, Kurt Zouma, Alex Kral and Nikola Vlasic over the summer.

They also turned Craig Dawson’s loan from Watford permanent after an impressive 2020/21 campaign.

As revealed by Football Insider, Vlasic has cost the Irons around £26million.

Despite all the new additions in recent years, Whelan suggested Moyes had prevented the Hammers from needing to spend more.

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“They’ve improved the squad massively under David Moyes and the coaching staff,” Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.

“They take a lot of credit as well for how successful they’ve been. He’s got more British-based players, he’s added quality with the international players.

“He’s getting the best out players and that’s the sign of a great manager. If you can do that, you don’t need to go out and buy players and spend millions and millions of pounds.

“Beforehand they had names there and spent a lot of money on players who weren’t really doing it. They’ve had players there that they’ve improved along the way

“They’ve got some that have come through the ranks, they’ve got some he’s transformed and made better and better. He’s made them more competitive and raised their price tag.

“Their style of play has got better as well. As a unit they look defensively assured and going forward they look exciting and great to watch.”

Michail Antonio and Aaron Cresswell are two current stars who were at West Ham prior to Moyes’ arrival.

In other news, West Ham have held talks about terminating one player’s contract.