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West Ham player reacts as January passes with no signings


West Ham veteran, Mark Noble, has shared his thoughts on the Hammers lack of business in the January transfer window.

The Hammers were in for several players throughout the window with their main priority a backup for lone striker, Michail Antonio.

Noble was quick to flip the script after the Irons failed to make any additions as the window drew to a close last night at 11pm (January 31).

“I’m pretty close with the manager so we talk about players coming in and out,” he said on Vibe with FIVE.

“What he has said from day one is he’s not going to bring players in for the sake of it. He wants to improve the team, improve the squad and if you can’t get the right player, he isn’t going to bring someone in. That’s a waste of money if you know what I mean?

“Because I think we have done that in the past – not saying players are a waste of money – but it hasn’t quite worked, or it hasn’t been the right character for the football club.

“With the players the manager has brought in, you see they’ve worked, and they’ve gelled with the squad.”

It would be truly surprising if Mr. West Ham came out and did anything other than play down the lack of signings.

He has spent his whole career with the Irons and will know better than anyone that this is a huge opportunity missed by the club.

The squad is in the best shape it ever has been but is in desperate need of more additions in order to establish a stranglehold on the success they have earned this season.

As clearly seen with the number of players the Hammers were linked with, ending the window without any new additions wasn’t through a lack of trying.

David Sullivan and co must look at the Hammers transfer strategy. Far too many times has the business been left way too late, meaning nothing gets done at all.

The window is shut now and the players in the squad have a huge second half of the season on their hands. All the fans can do is get behind them and hope for the best.