Dream West Ham Squad for 2020/21: Including New Signings, Transfers Out & Squad Numbers

​Despite the size of the club - and the size of their stadium - ​West Ham have continued their topsy-turvy relationship with the Premier League this season.

The chaos that surrounds the London Stadium has seen the owners revert back to former manager - and once Manchester United flop - David Moyes after the mediocre reign of Premier League winner Manuel Pellegrini. 

The club continues to take one step forward and two steps back, particularly in terms of recruitment - with the squad littered with players who are simply not good enough, not fit enough or wish to be elsewhere. 

While there remains elements of this side which can excite, with the likes of Declan Rice, Pablo Fornals and Issa Diop providing hope for the future, the Hammers need a magic wand to revamp things ahead of next season.

So with our ultimate fantasy hat on, here's a dream scenario for Moyes - if everything went to an incredibly farfetched plan...

Transfers In 

It is not a question of what positions need strengthening for West Ham, but rather what positions don't need strengthening - as work is needed all over the pitch.


Matty Cash - Although not the most glamorous of names, young ​Nottingham Forest star Cash has been on the radar of many big clubs in the past 18 months and could certainly rival Ryan Fredericks for a starting place at right back. £20m

Marc Cucurella - As Aaron Cresswell begins to approach his thirties, the young Barcelona defender would provide competition for the Englishman. Cucurella has impressed on loan at Getafe this season, and can also provide an option at left-midfield. £25m

Ross Barkley - The ​Chelsea midfielder has struggled to nail down a starting berth due to the impressive form of Mason Mount and the emergence of Billy Gilmour. Under former manager Moyes, Barkley could thrive in the centre of midfield, as he has done often under Gareth Southgate for England. Loan

Tomas Soucek - While the defensive midfielder has had little time to settle in at the club, his relatively cheap obligation to buy clause and Champions League pedigree mean Soucek's signing can only be good for the club. £13m

Willian - With the Brazilian coming to the end of his ​Chelsea contract and seemingly no closer to an extension, he may be willing to stay in London with the Hammers. Would need a bumper pay packet, but we've seen West Ham's willingness to serve up the cash before. Free.

Ryan Fraser - The ​Bournemouth winger is another approaching the end of his contract and would add some much needed pace to the side. While his form has been poor this season due to his contract situation, Fraser could be reinvigorated with a move. Free.

Ollie Watkins - After missing out on Maxi Gomez last summer, the Hammers still need to find someone to complement Sebastien Haller up top - and that could come in the form of Brentford hotshot Watkins, who has lit up the Championship and fits in with Moyes' vision of youth. £17m

Potential spend: £75m

Transfers Out

The downside to spending money for West Ham is that they'll need to balance the books with a number of sales. But that may not be such a bad thing, with a number of players performing well below their best of late...


Pablo Zabaleta - The former ​Manchester City defender has not been at his best for the Hammers and it is no surprise he is calling time on his terrific career in football. Retiring 

Arthur Masuaku - While the Frenchman has the ability to perform when he wants to, his inconsistency and poor decision making costs the Hammers all too often. A move abroad is a strong possibility. £8m

Carlos Sanchez - Another who has failed to deliver for the club, the Colombian will be leaving at the end of the season. Free

Felipe Anderson - A strong showing in his first season has been followed by a campaign of anonymity. The Hammers may not want to sell, but it may make financial sense to cash in on Anderson while his stock remains relatively high. Serie A is calling once more. £40m 

Andriy Yarmolenko - Despite showing glimpses of brilliance, Yarmolenko's age and injury record should perhaps signal the end of his West Ham career. £9m

Manuel Lanzini - Although a player with undoubted quality, Lanzini has failed to find the spark he had before his devastating ACL injury in the summer of 2018. Has already been usurped in the pecking order by Pablo Fornals and a move could re-ignite his career.

Albian Ajeti - Another player to add to the long list of failed West Ham strikers, the former Basel striker has never been given a chance and is likely to leave the club - probably temporarily to begin with. Loan

Potential Sales: £75m

Full First-Team Squad for 2020/21 in a Dream Scenario (inc. Squad Numbers)

1.​ ​Lukasz Fabianski
​2. ​Matty Cash (New Signing)
​3. ​Aaron Cresswell
​4. ​Fabian Balbuena
5.​ ​Issa Diop (New Squad Number)
​7. ​Ryan Fraser (New Signing)
​8.  ​Ross Barkley (New Signing)
​9. ​Sebastian Haller (New Squad Number)
​10. ​Willian (New Signing)
​11. ​Robert Snodgrass
​12. ​Marc Cucurella (New Signing)
​14. ​Ollie Watkins (New Signing)
​15.  ​Declan Rice (New Squad Number)
​16. ​Mark Noble
​17. ​Jarrod Bowen
18.​ ​Pablo Fornals
​19. ​Jack Wilshere
​20. ​Goncalo Cardoso
​21. ​Angelo Ogbonna
​24. ​Ryan Fredericks
​25. ​David Martin
​28. ​Tomas Soucek
​29. ​Grady Diangana
​30. ​Michail Antonio
​35. ​Darren Randolph

Source : 90min