West Ham co-chairman David Gold spills on transfer strategy

David Gold

The Hammers man says the club won't be after 'big names'.


West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has said on Twitter that the Irons will not be signing any 'big names' in the summer - just 'good players'.

Slaven Bilic has proved a huge hit in his first season at Upton Park and might yet secure Champions League football for the Hammers, who sit one point behind fourth-placed Manchester City - who have a game in hand - with nine matches to play.

Much of that success is arguably down to Dimitri Payet, who has netted eight Premier League goals and set up another seven to propel himself into the reckoning for Player of the Year.

But Payet, a £10m signing from Marseille last summer, is not the only pre-season recruit to dazzle, with Michail Antonio and Manuel Lanzini also enjoying fine campaigns in East London.

Even if they do have Champions League football next season, Gold insists that it will be more of the same this summer as far as transfers go, making a distinction between a big name and a big player.

The Irons are back in action this Sunday for an FA Cup quarter-final trip to Manchester United.

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