David Gold explains West Ham's January transfer strategy

David Gold

The West Ham co-owner has been discussing the winter transfer window.

West Ham United co-owner David Gold says the club don't have to buy anyone this January but will consider purchasing someone exceptional, according to the club's official website.

Indeed, Gold insists West Ham don't have any weaknesses within their squad. If they did, he says, the club would address it.

But the Irons supremo is satisfied with the current group of players at Upton Park and will only see his head turned by a very unique opportunity. 

He said in his 'From the Boardroom' column: "The transfer window has now re-opened once again and it is great that we go into this period without us having to buy a certain player.

"If we had a weakness I would want to strengthen the squad but that is not the case.

"I agree with Slaven that if something exceptional comes along we will look at it but we have a good squad of players and we are all excited about the second half of the season."

Is it a risky approach or are the Hammers all set for a top-six push with their current squad?

West Ham would be particularly unlucky to suffer a worse injury crisis than the one they have just come out of. However, those injury problems did lead to a bad run of form, including a 4-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur.

That said, Slaven Bilic's side never looked too weak and were set up to be hard to beat even in some of their darkest hours (the Spurs game aside).

It looks as though Gold is advocating a wise approach, especially as January prices can be rather exorbitant. As he says, though, an 'exceptional' player could still catch West Ham's eye.

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