David Moyes has added six permanent additions to his squad so far this summer, as the Irons look ahead to balancing a domestic and potential Europa Conference League campaign.
What’s the latest on West Ham?
Moyes is looking to add numbers to his squad due to the club’s potential participation in the Europa Conference League this season, with the club needing to add more depth across the squad if they want to be successful on both fronts this season.
The transfer of Vanaken seems to be the most important deal of the three with Moyes being reportedly “crazy” about bringing the midfielder to the London Stadium this summer, according to HBVL in Belgium.
And Taylor believes that whilst the club are actively looking at trying to sign the trio, the club have been struggling to progress deals down the line during this transfer window.
What has Taylor said about West Ham?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “Yeah definitely, I think Kiwior, Szalai, and Vanaken are ones that West Ham are actively trying to do at the moment.
“But the kind of situation with West Ham at the moment seems to be they’re not really making any progress on a number of deals.
“We saw the Emerson deal initially collapse, and the Club Brugge lad [Vanaken] seems to be sort of being held in Belgium at the moment, in terms of they don’t want him to go.”
Do West Ham need all three signings?
Whilst all three potential signings may not be household names to Premier League fans, the Irons absolutely need to add senior additions to their squad this summer, if they are to avoid a slump in the Premier League due to their European participation this season.
All three players are internationals for their countries and would likely be solid performers for the Irons this season, if not regular starters.
Having already suffered an injury crisis during a European campaign last season, Moyes will be hoping that GSB can get all three deals over the line, so that West Ham have significant cover for their domestic and European adventures this summer.