According to Football.London, West Ham United manager David Moyes has reportedly admitted that they will be looking for a winger in this transfer market as a calf injury has plagued Maxwel Cornet’s chances of being available for the remainder of the season. It was stated that Moyes isn’t updated regarding the French forward’s situation but agrees that it would deal a huge blow to his attacking department if he was out for the long term.
Cornet’s Injury Situation At West Ham United
The former Burnley attacker had been sidelined over the past three months taking to the treatment room after suffering from a calf injury on his full Premier League debut for the East London club against Wolverhampton Wanderers in October. Despite returning to training and edging closer to being fully fit, Cornet’s calf injury has repeatedly caused him trouble when attempting to return to the first team. That has led him to travel to France to be treated again which makes it prevalent that he might not return to the playing XI anytime soon.
Should David Moyes look for a replacement in this transfer window?
The Hammers are currently hovering right above the relegation zone even though they finished in the sixth position last season in the Premier League. Despite spending more than £165 million and bringing in eight players to reinforce their squad last summer they have failed to capitalise. In terms of their performance on the pitch, the players have been inconsistent with their form and seem to lack the confidence to turn things around in a game. The attacking department has not at all been productive and the defensive issues are keeping them from winning matches.
Losing out on Maxwel Cornet further depletes their attacking prowess and limits Moyes’ options with only a few attackers at his disposal so West Ham would be wise to prioritise bringing in a decent replacement who can immediately create an impact which suggests looking for players within the Premier League who can dive into action upon their arrival.
If things were to remain as they are then the Hammers will have a tough time avoiding relegation. Thus, they would need to act fast on this matter because a few crucial fixtures lie ahead in the current month.