David Gold’s response when asked if West Ham need a new centre-back

West Ham United have been busy signing players this summer.

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has suggested on social networking site Twitter that the club do not need to sign a new central defender this summer.

The Hammers have been busy in the transfer market so far this summer and have already made two major signings.

Midfielder Pedro Obiang has joined from Italian club Sampdoria, while goalkeeper Darren Randolph will arrive on a free transfer after leaving Birmingham City.

Youngster Martin Samuelsen has also moved on a free transfer after leaving Manchester City, while left-back Stephen Hendrie had agreed a pre-contract with the Hammers back in January.

West Ham are likely to make more signings between now and the start of the 2015-16 campaign, but Gold has suggested in response to a question on Twitter that the London outfit may not recruit a centre-back.

Gold’s argument is very valid, and perhaps West Ham can do with the centre-backs they have at the moment.

Of course, newly-appointed manager Slaven Bilic may think otherwise, but the Hammers do have good options in central defence.

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