Manuel Pellegrini Reveals He Is Not Frustrated With Lack Of Transfer Activity

Manuel Pellegrini insists he is not frustrated with West Ham United’s quiet transfer window.

The Hammers were linked with a number of players with the likes of Besiktas midfielder Gary Medel, Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez and Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi but failed to bring any of them.

Also, Marko Arnautovic and Lucas Perez were on the verge of leaving the club but both of them stayed on and Arnautovic has gone onto sign a contract extension at the club.

Recent injuries have put Pellegrini’s job tougher but the manager insists he didn’t intend to sign any player in January. “I am not frustrated.

“We didn’t have any interest in bringing a new player here unless we sold one.

“We have a squad, we have some players with long injuries but we have other players.

“The only interest we had in changing players was if we sold one but if not, we have the squad and it must be ready to play the last 14 games of the season.

“The only player we had interest in was Gary Medel, they told us it was free and we were interested because he can play in two or three positions. But then it turned out the player was not free.

“So I think that we have the squad and we will work with it until the end of the season. Then we will see in the summer what we need to do. The January window does not offer many solutions.”

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