David Gold admits West Ham still want to sign another striker

The West Ham co-chairman has admitted the club would still like another striker this summer.

Although the Hammers have been one of the most active teams in the summer transfer window, joint chairman David Gold has admitted on Twitter that he would still like to bring in another striker.

Despite adding a number of recruitments this summer, the striking positions have not yet been touched.

Additions have been made in defence, midfield and the goalkeeping position, and although creative players such as Manuel Lanzini and Dimitri Payet have been brought to the club to add an offensive threat, Slaven Bilic is relying on the same strikers that served the club last term.

There is nothing wrong with that, as Diafra Sakho proved himself in the Premier League, and Andy Carroll is a fearsome opponent - when free from injury. Enner Valencia should be better this season, as he has had a year to adapt to the Premier League, and Mauro Zarate has impressed in pre-season.

However, to truly make a statement of intent that the Hammers intend to challenge in Europe and for the top Premier League places, signing a top class striker is a necessity.

A number of forwards have been linked with the club this summer, with the most recent being German Denis, as per TMW.

However, a deal has not been completed to bring any forward to the club yet, even though there is over a month left until the transfer window closes.

The Hammers have strengthened impressively this summer, but until a new striker is brought to the Boleyn Ground, there will be doubts about how well they can actually do in the Premier League this coming season.

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