As the opening of the January transfer window rapidly approaches, David Gold has told Blowing Bubbles that he doesn’t believe West Ham will be investing in too many new recruits.
Speaking openly about the club to mark almost ten years as co-chairman of the Hammers, Gold admitted that January isn’t a time to do serious business.
He told us: ‘It’s an emergency period. That was the whole idea behind it but for many years, it became a period where a few clubs spent big to try and stay up. Now, if they were to announce we’d no longer have it, I don’t think it would bother most clubs.
‘Most clubs do all their big business at the beginning of the season and use January to recruit an area or position in an emergency.
‘Having said that, you could find there will be more activity this January than in previous years. If Manchester United, for example, find themselves mid-table, could they go out and spend £200m on players?’