TONY COTTEE needs West Ham to focus on two January signings — boss David Moyes and star participant Declan Rice.
The Hammers legend believes this switch window must be about constructing on the momentum of a powerful first half of the season for the membership.
West Ham legend Tony Cottee reckons ‘subsequent captain’ Declan Rice must be handed a brand new deal by the HammersCredit score: Ian Hodgson – Day by day Mail
Supervisor Moyes, 57, has lifted his aspect into the Premier League prime ten, however solely has six months left on his contract.
Former striker Cottee, 55, mentioned: “So far as I’m involved the one two signings to be bothered about are David Moyes and Declan.
“I’m fairly certain that even now, along with his elevated standing, Dec is not going to be incomes the identical type of cash as the highest males within the squad.
“However he’s their most precious participant and in time will turn out to be the following captain after Mark Noble.
“I do know he signed a five-year deal not so way back however get him tied down and up there with the larger earners and make him a bedrock of the longer term group.
“Everyone knows different groups have an interest. West Ham should be acting to secure Declan, so he’s not allowed to float into the final two years of his contract and probably go away on a free switch.”
Moyes is set to rid the group of its flaky picture and has made them extra sturdy — a key ingredient, believes Cottee.
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He mentioned: “I assume David goes to attempt to signal gamers throughout this switch window on three or four-year offers.
“As a participant, I might discover it a bit unsettling signing for a coach who might be passed by the summer season.
“It’s baffling why one thing hasn’t been executed already to get Moyes tied all the way down to a brand new deal.
“Moyes is constructing a group. I like what he’s doing, he has confirmed to be a superb match.
“West Ham must be shifting slowly and steadily in a single path, upwards. The yo-yoing must cease.
“By the tip of the 2020s, West Ham must be established as a top-ten membership.
“I hope the board can see the constructive impact Moyes is having on this.”
Hammers legend Cottee additionally needs to see David Moyes given a contract extension on the London StadiumCredit score: Rex Options
The Scot has helped make the aspect extra sturdy – however will nonetheless be hopeful of creating additions within the switch windowCredit score: AP:Related Press