“I have also come to the conclusion that mid-season splurges to escape relegation usually amount only in the burning of millions of pounds in a bonfire of panic,” Brady wrote in her football diary in The Sun (Thursday, January 7). “We have tried it in the past, so we know.”
Brady’s comments still suggest that West Ham are not going to make too many signings in the January transfer window.
Perhaps the Hammers need not make any signings. Slaven Bilic has a good squad at his disposal, with the likes of key players Dimitri Payet and Alex Song back to full fitness.
West Ham appear to have a settled squad with competition for places healthy. The Hammers are not equipped to challenge for a Champions League place, but they are certainly good enough to at least push for the fifth or the sixth spot.
The London side are sixth in the Premier League table at the moment with 32 points from 20 matches. West Ham are just four points behind Tottenham Hotspur, who are currently fourth and occupy the final Champions League spot.