West Ham’s use of the Transfer Room service should be seen as a progressive move, not a desperate one.
Over 700 clubs worldwide use the online Transfer Room: among them are Brentford, Arsenal, Glasgow Rangers and Juventus.
The site says, “Our mission is to empower football clubs, agents and players to be successful in the transfer market by giving them real-time market intelligence and direct access to a global network of decision-makers.”
Bayer Leverkusen is another past customer, which will likely be connected with Toim Steidten introducing the concept to West Ham.
The positions posted by West Ham — which have been seen by The Athletic — are for a left-back, centre-back, defensive midfielder, central midfielder, striker, winger and No 10.
The posts say that West Ham’s budget for each position is £ 20 million but makes clear they are also exploring the loan market.
TransferRoom is widely used throughout the football industry as a way for clubs to highlight positions in which they are seeking to recruit or sell.
West Ham declined to comment on the report when approached.