David Gold delivers encouraging West Ham transfer update on Twitter

The Hammers co-chairman has been discussing his side's summer plans.

West Ham co-chairman David Gold took to Twitter on Saturday afternoon to deliver an encouraging transfer update for fans.

The east London side completed their first signing of the summer as Darren Randolph joined the club on a free transfer.

But Gold has promised supporters that his claim from earlier this summer - that West Ham will sign 'at least' five players ahead of next season - still stands strong.

Fellow co-owner David Sullivan also promised a big-name signing for the Hammers recently and Gold is standing firm.

Top of West Ham's wishlist, of course... a manager!

There have been no new developments on that front in the last couple of days but it will no doubt be intriguing to see what United's owners have up their sleeve when the time to appoint the new boss comes.

In terms of player recruitment, meanwhile, West Ham did a fine job last summer but their eventual fading away under Sam Allardyce showed just how tough it is to sign the right players and strengthen the right areas.

The Hammers signed well last time out. But they'll need to do even better ahead of next term.

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