A predicted West Ham United side for next season under Slaven Bilic

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West Ham United could have a very exciting team under new manager Slaven Bilic next season.

The dust has started to settle on Slaven Bilic’s appointment as West Ham United manager, which is undoubtedly a positive move for the Hammers looking ahead to next season.

Regardless of whether Bilic was the first choice of the club, he is an experienced coach who has the skillset needed to take the side forward and someone who knows all about the history of the club.

The Hammers have already been linked with some exciting players in the transfer market following Bilic’s appointment, which could give them a very exciting team next season.

We’ve attempted to name the team, which could start under Bilic when the Premier League returns based on current players and potential signings who could come in.

Adrian, Jenkinson, Tomkins, Reid, Cresswell, Obiang, Noble, Halilovic, Valencia, Downing, Remy

The Guardian has reported that two potentially exciting new arrivals are midfielder Alen Halilovic of Barcelona and striker Loic Remy from Chelsea.

Halilovic is being tipped to join on a loan deal from the Barcelona B team while Remy would be a top quality attacking addition and could get into the side ahead of Diafra Sakho and Andy Carroll.

There is also the chance that new signing Pedro Obiang could slot straight into the side, after the club announced his arrival on a four-year deal from Sampdoria.

There could be a problem at right-back, but the Daily Mail has reported that Arsenal could be willing to loan him out for another season, which has to be an option that Bilic will look at considering the way he performed at Upton Park last season.

There are also good experienced and youthful options in James Collins and Reece Burke to provide options through the middle of the defence.

Whoever Bilic brings in over the summer, it’s important to remember that there is a good core of players in all positions, who will be determined to make up for the inconsistency the side showed over the second half of last season.

West Ham’s board don’t have to be reckless with the club’s spending, just sensible, with the right additions where Bilic feels there are gaps to be filled.

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