By Noel Whelan

9th Oct, 2021 | 2:00pm

Whelan salutes Moyes after 'great' West Ham transfer reveal

Noel Whelan has insisted West Ham have made a “great step” ahead of their Premier League rivals following a fresh change in their recruitment policy.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, praised manager David Moyes for wanting to improve “everything” at the east London club.

As quoted by Football.london (October 6th), Moyes hinted at a change in West Ham’s recruitment policy which could see more youngsters coming through the ranks at the club alongside expensive foreign imports.

This change follows the Hammers’ appointment of former Manchester City scout Rob Newman as Head of Recruitment last week.

Whelan lavished praise on Moyes, who rejoined West Ham in 2019, for his recruitment reshuffle aimed at rocketing the club to “the top of the game”.

“He wants to improve everything at the football club,” he told Football Insider‘s Russell Edge.

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“He wants to have everything to be at the top of the game – the same as the Manchester City’s, the Manchester United’s have.

“And that’s the way you move forward as a football club, by having every single box ticked and leaving nothing unanswered.

“That’s what Moyes wants to do, so it’s another great step for West Ham by implementing something they’ve never had before.

“It takes them clear of other clubs who won’t have these options.

“It’s great that he’s not just thinking about buying players, and these new scouting networks will only help his job.”

Moyes’ best signings as West Ham boss include Czech duo Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal, both signed from Slavia Prague.

The Hammers currently sit ninth in the Premier League.

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