It’s believed that when the January transfer window comes around in a few months time, David Moyes will be handed the funds and the licence to bolster his squad in the January transfer window.
Slaven Bilic identified the midfield as an area he wanted to address in the summer but was unable to recruit his top targets, but Moyes seems to agree with his predecessor’s assessment of the squad and will also look to recruit a midfielder.
The Guardian note that the 52-year-old’s top target is Bournemouth midfielder, Harry Arter.
Arter’s rise to prominence can be spoken about alongside the likes of Jamie Vardy and Chris Smalling having made his name in non-league football with Woking before joining Bournemouth for a mere £125,000 in the summer of 2010.
The 27-year-old played a pivotal role for the Cherries in their rise from League One to the Premier League and remains an integral part of the first-team squad.
Capped seven times by the Republic of Ireland, Arter’s work rate and energetic style is held in high regard by Moyes who sees the player as the ideal addition to the Hammers’ lethargic midfield.