Co-chairman outlines West Ham’s summer transfer plan

West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan (L)

West Ham United co-chairman David Sullivan suggests that the club will be busy in the summer transfer window.

West Ham co chairman David Sullivan

West Ham United co-chairman David Sullivan has revealed on the club’s official website that up to six players could be signed in the summer transfer window.

Sullivan has also disclosed West Ham’s plan to sign a big-name striker this summer, and has claimed that a few fringe players will be sold.

West Ham co chairman David Sullivan

“We know that we need a top striker which is the hardest thing to sign,” Sullivan told West Ham’s official website. “We need a 20-goal-a-season striker and that will cost us £25m or £30million. That is where the bulk of the money goes.

“We also need the occasional long shot which is the cheaper player that may come good. We want to sign more players. There might be a few fringe players who we will let go and use that to bring in two or three more players.

“We have already signed one player for next season and there will be other signings. I would think that four, five or six players will come in this summer depending on how many go and hopefully we do just as well or even better next season.”

West Ham co owner David Sullivan

West Ham are moving to the Olympic Stadium next season, and the club appear to have big plans.

The London outfit have already signed Tony Martinez, Havard Nordtveit and Domingos Quina, but they are likely to bring in more players.

The Hammers do need a proven goalscorer, but the problem is that they may not be able to get a top-tier striker.

With no Champions League football, not many world-class or near-about world-class strikers would be tempted to join West Ham.

This summer could be a major one for the Hammers. If Slaven Bilic’s side make the right signings, then they could have a very successful 2016-17 Premier League campaign.

West Ham also have a chance of playing in the Europa League next season. The London outfit will enter the competition at the third round qualifying stage, thanks to Manchester United’s victory over Crystal Palace in the final of the FA Cup this month.

West Ham co chairmans David Sullivan and David Gold before the match

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