We have already moved Thilo Kehrer, a failed David Moyes acquisition, and the German international is expected to receive £10 million in the summer. The transfer market hasn’t even officially begun yet.
Many people have called Steidten the best acquisition of the previous season, and it’s difficult to argue against that because, as we’ve already disclosed, he chose to bring in Mo Kudus and Edson Alvarez for a combined £75 million.
In addition, we’ve been informed that he worked closely with David Sullivan to make sure Jarrod Bowen agreed to a seven-year contract. The man’s Irons career has gotten off to an incredible start.
If it was necessary, Monaco’s agreement to pay £11 million to sign Kehrer, with the possibility of a permanent deal in the summer, proves once more that he is a top operator. That was the price we paid to sign him from Paris St. German. Makes a difference to not lose, doesn’t it?
Because of the Kudus/Bowen connection, we won’t need to start looking for a striker until the summer, by which point Mikey Antonio’s time as a starting forward should have come to an end and Danny Ings should have been moved on ASAP.
Prior to that, though, there will be strong expectations that the technical director has something more in store as we attempt to bolster a squad that requires depth, even though the winter is a bad season to sign elite players.
It is incredibly reassuring to see a window open and the Hammers getting down to business in the interim.