Moyes is watching Euros 'intensely' as he works on luring four new West Ham signings - pundit
Noel Whelan insists David Moyes will be watching the Euros “intensely” to find West Ham transfer targets.
The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, has stressed how important securing European football is to the club’s transfer strategy.
The Hammers secured a place in next season’s Europa League after an impressive Premier League campaign.
A West Ham source has told Football Insider that Moyes is working to make at least four senior summer signings.
Whelan insists West Ham have the capacity to keep their top players now they are in Europe and hailed the “exciting” prospect that awaits new players joining the club.
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“Soucek really stood out last year,” Whelan told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“There has been plenty of talk and speculation about him joining Manchester United.
“That’s a testament to how good he was. Right now, being in Europe has given them realm leverage of keeping players.
“Also adding more quality too. Can they keep Rice and get Lingard to sign?
“The good thing is that they haven’t lost their manager. They’re in Europe and have that platform.
“Moyes will be looking intensely at the Euros and seeing who he might be able to sign who can take West Ham to the next level.
“It’s exciting for Irons fans, look what they can achieve. Going to West Ham is very exciting.”
Moyes signed new terms with the Hammers following the end of the season.
The group stage of the Euros will end this week before the knockouts get underway.