Slaven Bilic confirms ‘one or two’ West Ham players could leave

Slaven Bilic

West Ham are still hoping to complete some transfer business before the end of the window.

Speaking to the Standard, Slaven Bilic confirmed that he is still hoping to both bring in and sell players before the close of the transfer window at the end of this month.

The Croatian boss said: “We are still trying hard to be active in the transfer market and we are looking for maybe two players but they have to be of the right quality. There could also be one or two players leaving as well. One example is Diego Poyet, who has gone to MK Dons on loan.”

Bilic has already overseen a vast rebuilding of West Ham’s squad this summer, but the lack of striking cover means he has got to ensure he brings in another forward in the coming week.

Likewise, a new goalkeeper could be lined up, with Darren Randolph doing little to suggest he is good enough cover for Adrian - who now misses three games due to suspension.

However, it is a surprise to see Bilic confirm that he is looking to offload players as well, with the Hammers squad seemingly well composed right now,

There are no obvious areas where there are too many players, and considering the injury issues plaguing the squad right now, Bilic really needs a large team to ensure he can continue to field players.

The Hammers are still looking to complete business before the window closes, but Bilic should ensure that he focuses on bringing in players rather than selling them if he is to build a competitive squad.

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