Slaven Bilic believes his squad is too small to compete on all fronts.
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic wants to strengthen his squad even further
The Hammers have an extremely busy and physically demanding campaign ahead of them, what with their participation in the Europa League, and heightened pressure in the Premier League, as expectation levels continue to grow in East London.
In order for Bilic's men to cope with the demands of such a high magnitude of fixtures, they will have to ensure they have cover in every position, and the Croatian spoke to Sky Sports about his desire to strengthen even further:
Bilic says the players West Ham are interested in are of the highest quality
"We are trying to get one or two players that are really hungry and keen to join us and they are extremely quality players. Hopefully we are going to get one or two of them. Still, we don't have a squad big enough to compete, even in the Premier League."
The Hammers begin their quest for European glory tonight as they prepare to take on Slovenian outfit Domzale in the qualifying leg of the Europa League.
Aaron Cresswell is a long-term absentee for the Hammers due to injury
They are already without key players Aaron Cresswell and Manuel Lanzini due to injury, and they will be desperately keen to avoid a repeat of last season's disappointing exit in the early stages of European competition.
West Ham's desire to bring a striker to the club has been well documented, but they must ensure they do not neglect other positions by devoting all their time and resources into signing that elusive forward.
Hammers fans will be hoping for more signings to bolster their chances of success on all front this season, and judging by Bilic's comments, they could materialise sooner rather than later.
Carlos Bacca is one of many transfer targets West Ham have failed to land