Michael Owen makes a prediction about West Ham United

(L-R) Wayne Rooney, Michael Owen and Michael Carrick of Manchester United show their dejection after Everton score their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton...

West Ham United have signed a number of players in the summer transfer window so far.

Former Liverpool and Newcastle United striker Michael Owen has predicted on PremierLeague.com that West Ham United will be the surprise package of the Premier League this season.

West Ham endured a disappointing campaign in 2016-17 and failed to finish in the top 10 of the Premier League.

The Hammers, though, will be expecting to fare much better this season, having signed a number of good players in the summer transfer window.

(L-R) Wayne Rooney, Michael Owen and Michael Carrick of Manchester United show their dejection after Everton score their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton...

The London club have signed defender Pablo Zabaleta on a free transfer following the Argentine right-back’s departure from Premier League rivals Manchester City at the end of the 2016-17 season.

Marko Arnautovic, who is 28 years of age and can operate as a forward or as a winger, has made the switch from Stoke City, while former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has moved from Bayer Leverkusen.

West Ham have also signed England international goalkeeper Joe Hart on a season-long loan deal from Manchester City this summer.

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Owen believes that West Ham will be the surprise package of the season in the Premier League in 2017-18.

Michael Owen celebrates during the Star Sixe's match between England and Spain in the at The O2 Arena on July 13, 2017 in London, England.

“West Ham United have signalled their intent during the transfer window,” Owen told PremierLeague.com when asked about this season’s surprise package in the Premier League.

“They have brought in quality and unlike many other teams, they have recruited proven Premier League players rather than look abroad.

“They have spent a year settling into their new stadium and the players will be used to that now, so it could be a good season for them.”

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