West Ham United are ‘in the market’ for a ‘few’ more signings this summer, Sky Sports News’ Dharmesh Sheth reports.
The lowdown: Busy Hammers
The Hammers have already added Alphonse Areola, Flynn Downes, Maxwel Cornet, Gianluca Scamacca, Thilo Kehrer and Nauef Aguerd to the London Stadium ranks during the ongoing transfer window.
Italian left-back Emerson then became the latest addition to David Moyes’ squad as the 28-year-old completed a switch from London rivals Chelsea to take their summer expenditure to £125.1million (Transfermarkt).
However, with links to the likes of Hans Vanaken, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Conor Gallagher continuing to circulate, one well-informed onlooker has suggested that GSB could be willing to sanction yet more arrivals…
The latest: ‘They’re in the market…’
Speaking to Give Me Sport, Sheth has claimed that West Ham remain ‘in the market’ for further additions to the squad prior to the September 1 deadline.
“I still think they’re in the market to bring in a few.
“They’ve already signed seven players and Emerson’s arrival has taken their spending to more than £120million. This is the biggest outlay in any window for West Ham United.
“It’s not that they’re not backing the manager – they are. There’s concern at the start of the season because of the results and they haven’t scored. There’s no panic, though.”
The verdict: More needed
Despite entering the season with confidence of another positive campaign ahead, the Irons have made a sluggish start to their Premier League quest, losing all three of their opening three fixtures without scoring a single goal.
Albeit their early European ventures have been more successful, Rob Newman and Moyes are wise to be looking to add further reinforcements to the squad and a big-money swoop for Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta looks to one they are focusing on.
Beyond the mercurial Brazilian, there remains room in the east London ranks for another centre-forward and perhaps another central defender as injury-prone players in both positions continue to cause issues with their availability.
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