Karren Brady outlines how Bilic reacted to West Ham’s deadline-day business

Slaven Bilic

Michail Antonio, Nikica Jelavic, Alex Song and Victor Moses joined West Ham United on transfer deadline day.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has revealed in The Sun how manager Slaven Bilic expressed his gratitude to the club for signing four players on transfer deadline day.

The Hammers recruited as many as four new players on the final day of the summer transfer window.

Winger Michail Antonio arrived from Nottingham Forest and striker Nikica Jelavic moved from Hull City, while defensive midfielder Alex Song and winger Victor Moses joined West Ham on season-long loan deals from Barcelona and Chelsea respectively.

Brady has revealed in her football diary in The Sun just how thankful Bilic was after the club managed to bring in four players on transfer deadline day.

“Our joint chairmen are pushing the boat out for the manager,” the 46-year-old wrote in her football diary in The Sun (Tuesday, September 1 entry - quotes taken from The Sun’s iPad edition, Saturday, September 5, 2015).

“Today four players are added to the West Ham roster, three of them out-and-out forwards, so you can see Slaven Bilic’s intentions.

“He sent me a note: ‘Good job Karren. We’ve done well. Thanks!’ First time in 25 years a manager has done that.

“David Sullivan and David Gold decided that it was self-defeating to squabble and went for our targets, full tilt. Messing with late paperwork wins nothing but frustration and bad feelings.”

Busy summer for West Ham United

West Ham, who are aiming for a top-eight finish in the Premier League this season, were busy in the summer transfer window even before deadline day.

The Hammers signed Dimitri Payet, Angelo Ogbonna, Carl Jenkinson and Manuel Lanzini among others.

Manager Bilic now has a very good and talented squad which is capable of breaking into the top eight.

If things go their way after the international break, then West Ham should be aiming for even higher, perhaps a top-six finish in the Premier League.

Of course, there will be concerns about Bilic integrating all the new players into his team, but with the likes of Payet, Antonio and Song in the squad, West Ham fans should be optimistic of a successful 2015-16 campaign.

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