David Moyes says West Ham’s midfield can be better without Declan Rice

David Moyes believes West Ham United’s midfield can be better than it was when they won the Conference League in June.

The Hammers coach has revealed that despite losing Declan Rice, with the latter moving to Arsenal – they will be better in midfield.

“It could be, I think so”, he declared despite the fact that they are without the English midfielder. “We have tried to get players who can do certain jobs for us and do them well.”

“Dec was a super player, and if we can get anywhere close to being at that level with Declan, then we’ll have done a good job in that recruitment department.”

“I’m sure you know we had a final on June 7, and then we went to Australia as well. Our time was quite short, so that is the reason why many transfers are made a little later.”

“And we sold a player (Rice) maybe only a month into the transfer window, so there are a lot of reasons when you look at it maybe why we didn’t do things as quickly as we would have liked,” added Moyes.

The Hammers have so far signed James Ward-Prowse and Edson Alvarez for a total of €75 million, after selling captain Rice to Arsenal for almost double that amount.