Collison predicts West Ham spending in the transfer market this summer

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Former West Ham United midfielder Jack Collison has suggested his old club are going to splash the cash in the transfer market.

Former West Ham United midfielder Jack Collison hinted to talkSPORT at the strategy the Hammers could adopt in the transfer market this summer.

Collison expects the club to back the manager over the main targets he wants to go after, as the club looks to progress from wherever they finish this season.

“Give him a chance, let him go to the Olympic Stadium and see how the boys get on,” said Collison.

“I think they’re going to try and spend a bit of money again, they’ve made some fantastic signings this year and there’s no reason why he can’t get them playing some sexy football.”

The first big question is who the manager will be, because a new coach coming in may have different ideas and targets than Sam Allardyce if he earns a new contract at Upton Park.

The second big question is the bracket of players that West Ham go after and whether they can offer something different to the options already in the squad.

Allardyce isn’t the sort of manager who will make key signings for the sake of doing so and will likely only target areas he feels the Hammers have a weakness.

The other risk with a new manager coming in is that he’ll need time to review the squad and to decide where the weaknesses are and who will leave, meaning that West Ham’s business could happen later in the window.

Collison recently spent time training with his old side as he looked to maintain his fitness and if he learned of plans for summer spending, it will be interesting to see where the cash goes.

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