By Paul Robinson

14th Nov, 2022 | 6:47pm

West Ham could receive 'big influx' of money for signings after update - Robinson

West Ham will not be able to spend big on transfers again until they sell Declan Rice.

That is the view of former Spurs and England number one Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Hammers’ transfer budget ahead of January.

According to Claret and Hugh (7 November), West Ham do not have much money to spend in the upcoming January transfer window.

David Moyes’s side are likely to be limited to loans or cut-price deals.

It comes after a heavy summer of spending in which the London club outlaid more than £150million on the likes of Lucas Paqueta, Gianluca Scamacca, Nayef Aguerd Thilo Kehrer and Flynn Downes.

When asked by Football Insider if West Ham’s January budget was a concern given their recent form, Robinson said: “West Ham have been very inconsistent this year. 

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“They had a poor start, picked it up but have now slipped up again. Perhaps European football is playing a part. They might be finding it hard to juggle the games. 

“Most managers want to strengthen in January, especially those that are struggling. 

“It sounds as if West Ham will not be able to significantly strengthen again until they sell Declan Rice. If he is not going to sign a new contract, they will probably look to see him in the next year 18 months. 

“That is probably when the next big influx of money will come in. The money generated from Rice’s sale could take the squad on to the next level.” 

In other news, West Ham backed to complete Ben Brereton Diaz signing after source’s ‘big’ reveal.