Paul Merson has claimed that the West Ham duo, David Gold and David Sullivan, have done ‘really, really well’, as he told Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports (11/09/21 at 2:00 pm).
Sky presenter Jeff Stelling suggested that the duo are now ‘the envy of a lot of clubs’ after a strong summer transfer window for West Ham.
The likes of Kurt Zouma and Alex Kral were brought in by the East London club this summer, who are preparing for life in Europe this season.
Previously, the West Ham owners and their fans simply hadn’t seen eye-to-eye, and rightly so because they weren’t being run in an ambitious manner.
But Merson stated that despite getting ‘a lot of stick’ from fans, he suggested that they are now proving doubters wrong.
“West Ham’s owners, it’s an understatement to say they have had their critics amongst the West Ham faithful,” said Stelling.
“But they have gone out in this transfer window and they have brought in Kurt Zouma, Alex Král and Nikola Vlašić. And they have paid £27 million for him. They are the envy of a lot of clubs, aren’t they?”
“Yes, I think they have done really, really well,” said Merson. “I think David Moyes has done outstanding as well. He has picked players and who he has wanted.
“I think they have been outstanding signings. Fair play to the two owners, they have got a lot of stick. They have done really well. They have stuck it through and they are getting their rewards now. This West Ham team is a very good footballing team.”
One man that deserves credit for West Ham’s turnaround is the man in their dugout.
David Moyes has transformed the mood at the London Stadium and now there is the belief that they can continue to march forward.
During his days on Merseyside, Moyes showcased his eagle-eye ability to pluck out talent for little money.
And even though he struggled at Old Trafford, in Spain and at Sunderland in between that Everton spell, he is bringing the qualities from Goodison Park to West Ham and the fans are loving every single minute of it.