'Make your mind up' Paul Merson contradicts himself over West Ham's January transfer business

Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live with Jeff Stelling on March 19, 2012 at the Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, England.

Pundit Paul Merson has been having his say on West Ham's January transfer window... again.

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at London Stadium on January 30, 2018 in London, England.

West Ham have turned a corner under David Moyes but remain in the thick of a relegation battle in an increasingly congested Premier League table.

A glut of injuries to key players has come at the wrong time and Moyes was desperate to add quality to his squad during the January transfer window.

The Hammers only signed Joao Mario on a short-term loan from Inter Milan and little known Championship striker Jordan Hugill from Preston North End, much to the anger of the club's fans.

The East Londoners sold strikers Diafra Sakho and Andre Ayew to Rennes and Swansea respectively for over £20 million while allowing a host of young players to depart on loan.

Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live with Jeff Stelling on March 19, 2012 at the Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, England.

West Ham supporters were bemused then when pundit Paul Merson gave the club a rather generous transfer grade of B- on Sky Sports.

"Joao Mario is decent and I think they'll stay up this season. As for Hugill, I think it's quite a big step from the Championship. People tell me there's not much between the two divisions but I don't agree. It's a big jump to come up and score goals in the Premier League," Merson told Sky Sports.

But just 24 hours later Merson completely contradicted himself in his column for the Daily Star.

West Ham United owners David Sullivan and David Gold look on prior to the Premier League match between Burnley and West Ham United at Turf Moor on May 21, 2017 in Burnley, England.

"What is happening at West Ham? I find it extraordinary," Merson said in the Daily Star.

"They had a terrible transfer window."

Clearly the former Arsenal man can't make his mind up about the Hammers.

Time will tell which of his assessments were correct not that West Ham fans will take too much notice given the fact Merson rarely ever predicts a win for their club.

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