West Ham should sign Austin and Song and continue to develop Reece Burke this season

Upton Park

Discussing three things West Ham United should do for the good of the club this summer.

West Ham United have impressed with their summer spending to date, but that does not mean manager Slaven Bilic can put his feet up and relax with two weeks of the transfer window remaining.

The Hammers still have work to do and here we take a look at three decisions Bilic should make in the weeks ahead for the good of the club:

Sign Austin

West Ham United need a new striker this summer and Queens Park Rangers front-man Charlie Austin is the best option by a country-mile.

The forward knows how to score in the Premier League and while he will not come cheap he is worth the outlay given that he is 26 and could arguably be hitting the peak of his career.

Take a risk on Song

An injury to Alex Song near the end of his loan spell at Upton Park last season put paid to a permanent deal (as reported by the Brentwood Gazzette), but for now the Cameroon international remains at Barcelona and the Hammers would be wise to bring him back before it is too late.

West Ham need strength in depth and Song proved last season that he is perfect for them, even if his form did tail off in the second half of the campaign.

Continue to show faith in Burke

Reece Oxford is currently the man (or should that be boy) of the moment at West Ham having shone on the opening weekend against Arsenal, but Bilic would be wise not to undo the good work started last season with 18-year-old Reece Burke.

The centre-back proved he can cut it in the top flight and although Angelo Ogbonna has since arrived there should be plenty of chances for Burke to impress.

He has not made it back onto the bench in the league despite featuring in recent Europa League games, but with sensible development he could blossom further this season and ultimately go on to become a star.

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