West Ham 'risk' has backfired as owners slammed by Campbell

By Kevin Campbell

12th May, 2022 | 3:00pm

West Ham 'risk' has backfired as owners slammed by Campbell - 'we are talking real money'

Kevin Campbell has pointed the finger at West Ham owners David Sullivan, David Gold and Daniel Kretinsky for their lack of investment in the first team.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker suggested shortcomings in recruitment have cost the Hammers in Europe and the Premier League.

David Moyes’ side were knocked out of the Europa League by Eintracht Frankfurt last Thursday despite a spirited performance at the Waldstadion.

The result ended West Ham’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League this season.

The Irons also face an uphill task to qualify for the Europa League following a disappointing run of results in April.

When asked by Football Insider if a lack of activity in January had cost David Moyes’ side, Campbell said: “You have to look at the lack of recruitment.

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“There has not been enough investment in the squad. They’re paying good money at West Ham and they have a decent squad but key areas need strengthening.

“These key areas cost money. We are talking real money as well. It is tough to get those players in January.

“Unfortunately, they took a risk and it is not too dissimilar to what is happening at Arsenal. You don’t bring in the people who you know you need and go with what you’ve got.

“They have come up a little short. They know what they need to do in the summer. West Ham are a really good side but they need to beef that squad up. The owners need to give Moyes the finances.”

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