Whelan makes 'exceptional' West Ham claim as 'amazing' Moyes transfer plot revealed
Noel Whelan has heralded David Moyes’ “amazing” transfer record as West Ham plot to sign the best homegrown players in future windows.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds striker insisted every one of the Scottish manager’s British signings had been “exceptional”.
As quoted by Football.London, Moyes revealed he plans to focus on recruiting “young British talent” for the Irons.
The former Everton manager insisted the east Londoners need to “do their homework” to secure the best homegrown footballers possible.
In terms of British players, Moyes has signed Jarrod Bowen, Craig Dawson, Darren Randolph and Jordan Hugill during his two spells at West Ham.
Meanwhile, the likes of Aaron Cresswell, Declan Rice, Michail Antonio and Mark Noble are among his most-used players at the London Stadium.
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Whelan heralded the manager’s plans to keep buying British.
“That that’s his blueprint already since he came into the club,” Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.
“It’s been really successful, we’ve seen how its worked, the core of the team of British. They know the Premier League, they know English football.
“They don’t need time to bed in, they don’t need any time to get used to the conditions and change of lifestyle. It’s right there.
“Every player that he’s got British-wise has been exceptional, they really have. You can see the mentality change and the culture change straight away at the football club.
“It’s been successful so that blueprint that he came into with West Ham, why change something that’s working? He’s still looking to get these young British players into the football club.
“They will be the core, they’ll be the future, they know their mentality, they can handle English football. I think he has done an amazing job. He really, really has.
“The way he has changed that team, the culture. That winning mentality he has brought back in, it is really commendable. Not just that, it’s a good style of football as well.”