West Ham’s summer transfer plans with or without Champions League qualification

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David Moyes is warning West Ham fans not to expect major summer signings – even if they reach the Champions League.

The Hammers, who go to Burnley tomorrow night, were three points off the top four coming into the weekend.

But whether they manage to secure a Champions League spot or end up in the Europa League, Moyes insists the size of the club’s transfer kitty will mean NO big-money arrivals.

The Irons boss, linked with £40million-rated Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, said: “The biggest thing is that there will be a lack of funds – not just at West Ham but at a lot of clubs this summer.

“We’ve gone through 18 months of a pandemic, no crowds, no corporate, cuts in most things, so I would think it will be a summer of lesser transfer activity.”

West Ham have experienced a campaign born out of their wildest dreams, and they find themselves with a realistic chance of Champions League football come September.

The Hammers held both Manchester City and Tottenham to a point earlier in the season and even beat Spurs in the reverse fixture in February.

A big reason for West Ham's form has been the resurgence of Jesse Lingard – the 28-year-old, who joined The Hammers on loan in January, has scored nine goals in 11 appearances and earned himself an England recall.

Lingard – alongside Tomas Soucek – is The Iron's joint top-goalscorer, and West Ham are reportedly keen on making the loan permanent over the summer.

However, Lingard – and Abraham – could be difficult to land because of the financial implications of the ongoing pandemic: according to Moyes.

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