West Ham United’s January transfer window was a quiet one, to say the least.
The east Londoners were strongly linked with a number of centre-forwards to compete with current no.9 Michail Antonio but didn’t end up making any additions, much to the disappointment of the Hammers faithful.
When asked about West Ham’s alleged interest in the likes of Kalvin Phillips and Darwin Nunez, Moyes said : “I’d never tell you my targets because that would be wrong even the names you are mentioning I could not guarantee if you were correct or not, but what I do want to do is be ambitious here at West Ham, I want to bring in good players and I want to add to what I think is a really good squad, we are building on it.
“Sometimes, getting things you actually want, you have to wait a little bit longer. We were not able to get it this January window.
“But I think it was quite obvious to most clubs, as I said I think it was nine clubs who didn’t do any business in January, so it should be no surprise to a lot of people that we were one but we did try very hard I have to say.”
He continued: “There have been nine clubs in this January window who did not bring players in so it should not be that big a surprise. We did talk about it but for some reason it has been a much more difficult January window than others.
“I have to say we wanted to add to the squad if we could do, we targeted players who we thought could help but us but unfortunately we could not quite get them over the line.”
When specifically asked about signing the aforementioned Lingard this summer, the former Everton boss replied: “I don’t know, we will see.”