DAVID MOYES says the sight of the NHS creaking under pressure and football clubs facing bankruptcy is making him think hard about demanding a fortune to sign a new striker.
West Ham have climbed to the fringes of the top four and the addition of a new goalscorer could provide a massive boost in the topsy-turvy Premier League season.
David Moyes is wary of signing a striker for West Ham due to Covid-19Credit: Getty
But Hammers boss Moyes admits that though the club will back him in the transfer market, it doesn’t quite sit right given the issues in the country.
He said: “I’ve got to say that the board have backed me great since I’ve been here. I’ve had anything I’ve really asked for.
“I also know that I am not someone who is going to go and ask for money in a period at the time in football just now where wages couldn’t be paid, the NHS is struggling.
“We see so many difficulties outside of football.
“Do I want a top striker? I certainly do. I really do to help us.
“But I’m also mindful that football clubs, a lot are on the verge of going bust and I’ve got to make sure I do things correctly.”
Moyes is now calling for his stars to prove they are not just a flash in the pan by continuing the form which has seen them unbeaten since Christmas and win three straight in the league.
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He added: “It is a good position we’re in but I want it to be regular, I want the players to prove to me that we’re going to be here right until the end and that is the job. I want us to keep improving.
“They are getting a lot of criticism as well and they are having to be corageous to take it as well and try and improve.
“I want to drive them on, I don’t want us to be a flash in the pan and do something and fall away.”