Slaven Bilic hopeful of five more West Ham signings before season start

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

The Hammers have only signed three players so far this summer.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic during the press conferenceWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic during the press conference

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has told the Express that he is hoping to sign a minimum of five more players before the start of the Premier League season next week. 

The Hammers have brought in three new faces so far, with Havard Nordtveit, Sofiane Feghouli and Gokhan Tore all making the move to the Olympic Stadium.

Elsewhere they have been frustrated though, especially in the hunt to sign the top striker that their side is currently lacking.

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Further recruits are needed, especially with them facing the prospect of playing five games across August.

And it appears their irritation may be about to come to an end, with Bilic saying he hopes to have five new signings secured before the season starts next week.

“This squad is not enough for five games,” he told the Express.

“We will hopefully have a minimum of five players added to the squad before the start of the Premier League.”

West Ham's Sofiane Feghouli in action with NK Domzale's Jure BalkovecWest Ham's Sofiane Feghouli in action with NK Domzale's Jure Balkovec

That is certainly an interesting target for the Hammers and it will be intriguing to see who they may target over the next week.

A new left back is likely to be chief among their targets after Aaron Cresswell was ruled out for four month with a knee injury.

Beyond that, a striker is sure to be still on their radar, although Diafra Sakho’s failed move to West Brom may have changed their stance somewhat.

West Ham manager Slaven BilicWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic

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