Hammers eye one more signing

11 Aug

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic still wants to add one more signing to his squad despite breaking their transfer record this week.

West Ham: Hammers eye one more signingWest Ham: Hammers eye one more signing

Forward Andre Ayew was brought in from Swansea for a reported £20million to add to a host of new faces already preparing to ply their trade at the London Stadium.

Arthur Masuaku was also signed on a busy Tuesday for the club, with another £6million splashed on the attacking left-back who joined from Olympiacos.

Add to that earlier deals for Havard Nordtveit, Sofiane Feghouli, Gokhan Tore, Ashley Fletcher and the permanent signing of last season’s loanee Manuel Lanzini, and Bilic has certainly added quality to his ranks.

But, with five games in the opening fortnight of the season as the Hammers look to win their two-legged Europa League play-off against Astra Giurgiu while kicking off their Premier League season at Chelsea ahead of a home game with Bournemouth and a trip to Manchester City, Bilic’s resources will be stretched.

And the Croatian admits that could force him back into the transfer market one more time.

“That is basically pretty much it,” he said when asked about any new signings.

“Maybe, I spoke to the chairman and Tony Henry that, with or without European but especially if we qualify, we need one more player to have a good balance, good numbers of course. Maybe we are going to try and get one more but I’m happy with the squad now.

“I said after the Domzale game that we were going to add five players to that squad and it was written we were going to make five new signings,” he added.

“No, no, we were expecting some to come back and some who were injured, we signed what we have signed and we are happy with that.

“We had it all planned, for example the position of left-back, we wanted to sign even before (Aaron) Cresswell got injured because it was a position where we were lacking so we really wanted to do it.”


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