David Gold makes bold comment about West Ham's summer signings

West Ham chairman David Gold has hailed the club's summer signings.

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has told the club's official Twitter account that he has been impressed by the club's summer signings.

The Hammers notched yet another win on Saturday afternoon, defeating Crystal Palace 3-1 thanks to goals from Carl Jenkinson, Manuel Lanzini and Dimitri Payet - all of which were summer signings for the club.

New manager Slaven Bilic has guided West Ham to a remarkable record away from home, with victories over Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City already this season.

A big part of that has been the club's summer additions - and Gold told the club's official Twitter account that he has been hugely impressed with each arrival so far, making the bold statement that their success is unheard of during his lengthy stint in football.


"In over 20-odd years that we've been doing this, to get, pretty much, a 100% success rate on players that you bring in is unheard of," said Gold. "Pretty much everybody has fulfilled our optimism and our expectations," he added.

It's fair to say that French playmaker Payet has been the biggest success of those summer signings so far, with five goals and three assists to his name in just nine games.

After that, goalkeeper Darren Randolph has shown that he can deputise well for first choice stopper Adrian, whilst right back Jenkinson has carried on where he left off from his first loan spell last season.

Centre back Angelo Ogbonna has had his start to the season curtailed by an injury, so Hammers fans are waiting for him to really make a huge impact, whilst left back Stephen Hendrie has purely served as cover for Aaron Cresswell.

Midfielder Pedro Obiang has been in and out of the side so far but has flashed potential, though Alex Song has yet to play since returning from Barcelona on a second season-long loan deal.

Playmaker Manuel Lanzini and winger Victor Moses have been superb so far, and permanent deals for the two loan stars would be ideal for the Hammers, but winger Michail Antonio and Nikica Jelavic have yet to really take off since signing on deadline day.

Gold is largely right - those signings have either impressed or have the potential to be important players for Bilic, in what has been a superb start to the season for West Ham.

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