Has Slaven Bilic been vindicated over controversial West Ham transfer decisions?

New West Ham manager Slaven Bilic looks on during the UEFA Europa League match between West Ham United and FC Lusitans at Boleyn Ground on July 2, 2015 in London, England.

West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic has been a man under pressure, but is he slowly but surely being vindicated?

Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United reacts during the Premier League match between Burnley and West Ham United at Turf Moor on May 21, 2017 in Burnley, England.

The Hammers signed Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez over the summer.

But all the talk since has focused on the players he didn't get whether by choice or not.

The manager has admitted William Carvalho and Andre Gomes were all but done before falling through just before the deadline.

But supporters and pundits have questioned Bilic's judgement after he rejected at least three deals for players.

The Croatian pulled the plug on a deal to sign Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City and the player went on to join Leicester City instead.

Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on August 11, 2017 in London, England.

For much of the transfer window the Nigerian looked on the verge of a move to East London.

That was until Bilic made the bold call to pull the plug on the deal at the 11th hour, as reported by the Evening Standard.

Then after the window closed Hammers co-owner David Sullivan publicly stated on the club's official website that his manager had turned down the chance to sign Bayern Munich's Renato Sanches and Paris Saint Germain midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak.

Two of the stars of Euro 2016 instead ended up on loan for the season at Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion respectively.

Many saw Sullivan's decision to reveal that information as somewhat suspicious, but some felt Bilic has made a huge mistake.

However after a first win of the season, 2-0 over Huddersfield on Monday night, is Bilic being vindicated?

It may be early days yet, but Iheanacho has so far played just 20 minutes for Leicester and has been playing for their Under 23s side for whom he scored - ironically against West Ham - this week.

Renato Sanches Grzegorz Krychowiak

Sanches made what was one of the worst debuts in recent Premier League history as he surrendered possession a record 23 times in the defeat to Newcastle last time out.

Pundit Jamie Redknapp had backed Sanches to be the star signing of the summer but after a shocking debut the former Liverpool midfielder admitted his 'confidence looks shattered'.

Meanwhile West Brom were soundly beaten 3-1 by newly promoted Brighton with Krychowiak failing to impress.

His manager Tony Pulis feels the Poland international will improve after admitting he wasn't at his best.

“With Gregor, that’s his first game for a long time,” Pulis told The Birmingham Mail.

“He’ll get better. I thought he done alright, but he’ll get better with game time.”

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