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·29 September 2022

West Ham fans 'want to see' £67m duo start at London Stadium

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West Ham United could benefit from the current international break with David Moyes offered more time to bed in his new signings at the London Stadium, according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth.

Moyes was not afraid to splash the cash in the summer transfer window, spending more than £160 million on new recruits, but he has endured a tough start to the season.

Who did West Ham sign this summer?

Eight players have been signed by Moyes since the end of the 2021-22 campaign, including a club-record deal for midfielder Lucas Paqueta.

The Brazilian moved from Lyon after an initial £37 million transfer fee was agreed and a five-year contract was signed.

The attacking unit was further bolstered by the arrival of striker Gianluca Scamacca for £30 million and versatile winger Maxwell Cornet, while Flynn Downes made the move from Swansea City to add greater depth to the midfield.

Nayef Aguerd moved early in the window from Rennes for £30 million but, after he picked up an injury in pre-season, Moyes was forced to sign another centre-back in the form of Paris Saint-Germain’s Thilo Kehrer.

Left-back Emerson made the switch from Chelsea to east London while Alphonse Areola made his loan spell at the London Stadium permanent.

What has Sheth said on the Hammers?

Sheth believes that West Ham could stand to benefit from the current international break, with Moyes handed more time to form a masterplan.

The Sky Sports reporter told GIVEMESPORT: “West Ham fans, I think because the results haven’t gone too well, want to see the likes of Scamacca starting every single game. He doesn’t seem to be starting in the Premier League just now.

They want to see the likes of Lucas Paqueta in what they feel is his best position. But I think Moyes probably just needs a bit of time to bed these players in.

I don’t know how many players have gone on international duty, but if there are a number that have stayed, then maybe this could be a time they can work on some of these formations and work on some of these players.”

Have there been signs of promise?

While the new recruits are yet to make much of an impact in the Premier League, there have been glimmers of hope in Europe.

Scamacca has scored three goals across the qualifiers and group stages of the Europa Conference League so far while Cornet has notched five assists across the competition.

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