West Ham United co-chairman David Sullivan has said that he does not want to make any signings in the January transfer window.
The London club recruited heavily in the summer, bringing in no fewer than nine new players. Manager Sam Allardyce has a strong and large squad that is competing well with the rest of the teams in the Premier League.
The Hammers are currently seventh in the league table with 10 points from seven points, just a point behind fourth-placed Manchester United.
There are suggestions that West Ham could finish in a European place this season, and Sullivan backs them.
‘I’m hoping we don’t have to do any’, the 65-year-old told The London Evening Standard when asked if West Ham could sign any players in January. ‘We’re right up against our wage cap and this is the best squad we’ve ever had in terms of depth and quality.
‘It’s a tall order but I’m hoping we will have 30 points at the halfway stage. That means realistically you can’t be relegated and we can throw everything at the FA Cup’.
Sullivan’s plans for the 2014-15 season seem well worked out. If indeed West Ham can get 30 points after 19 league matches, then they could start planning for a top-half finish or even a Europa League spot.