Mark Noble praises West Ham's new signings but wants more to follow

Michail Antonio celebrates with Mark Noble after scoring the second goal for West Ham

The Hammers captain is hopeful the club can add to an already strong squad.

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney in action with West Ham's Mark NobleManchester United's Wayne Rooney in action with West Ham's Mark Noble

West Ham captain Mark Noble has praised the club’s recent signings but suggested he wants more to be added, in an interview with whufc.com.

The Hammers have signed Gokhan Tore, Sofiane Feghouli, Havard Nordtveit and Ashley Fletcher so far this summer and there may yet be more to come.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesGokhan Tore

“We’ve got a good squad, a really exciting squad and hopefully another couple of players coming in,” said Noble. “We’ll go from there and we’re really looking forward to the Europa League.

“We’ve made three really good new signings in Havard, Gokhan and Sofiane to bolster the squad and with cup games, European games it’s going to be tough this year [so you need a bigger squad].”

Sofiane Feghouli - AlgeriaSofiane Feghouli - Algeria

West Ham’s frustrating hunt for a high-profile striker has been well publicised and there appears to be no development on that front.

David Gold spoke recently of the need for patience from the Hammers’ faithful as the club tries to get deals over the line and with well over a month before the transfer window closes, there is no reason to panic just yet.

-  AC Milan's Carlos Bacca celebrates after scoring a goal.AC Milan's Carlos Bacca celebrates after scoring a goal

Alexandre Lacazette and Carlos Bacca are the two frontman who have been most heavily linked this summer but neither deal looks like happening at present with the former too costly – according to Sky Sports – and the latter set on a return to Sevilla.

After last season’s excellent campaign, West Ham have understandably set their sights high but without Champions League football on offer they are struggling to attract the game’s elite players and may to rethink their shortlist of targets.

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