By Alan Hutton

3rd Nov, 2021 | 4:00pm

'Unbelievable' West Ham tipped to 'hit the roof' as pundit issues transfer claim after £150m update

Alan Hutton has claimed West Ham could “hit the roof” in the January transfer window should Daniel Kretinsky inject funds into the club.

The former Aston Villa defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the Irons are an exciting “project” for investors after their “unbelievable” start to the season.

As reported by the Evening Standard (30th October), David Gold and David Sullivan are in talks with Kretinsky over a 27 per cent stake of around £150million.

The report claims Kretisnky’s investment would free up transfer funds for David Moyes to spend in January.

A cash injection would help alleviate the club’s debts, which Sullivan stated stood at £150million back in September.

Hutton admitted he has been seriously impressed by the Irons’ performances both domestically and in Europe this term.

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He suggested Kretinsky’s arrival would help the east Londoners kick on with some exciting recruitment.

“They’re actually unbelievable at the moment,” Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.

“Now, when I look at West Ham and they’re going into their next fixture, I’m not saying to myself they’re going to struggle there. I’m thinking they can win that, it’s going to be a tough game for the opposition.

“They’re in a great place, doing well in Europe. I think that was the next progression for them. How well are they going to do there and then come back and play in the league?

“But they’ve taken it in their stride. With investors coming in now, they see this as a project. Something that can really hit the roof if they can invest in the January transfer window.

“It’s only looking rosy for them at this moment in time. David Moyes needs to take a lot of plaudits. He’s been excellent.”

In other news, pundit can’t believe Declan Rice may pull West Ham contract U-turn after Sky Sports update.