Don Hutchison names three West Ham summer signings who are very, very average

Don Hutchison during training

Don Hutchison has criticised his former club West Ham for their poor transfers over the summer.

Don Hutchison during trainingDon Hutchison during training with West Ham

Pundit and former West Ham ace Don Hutchison has taken to Twitter to slam the club for their poor summer transfer activity.

The Hammers lost 3-0 to Southampton on Sunday afternoon, meaning they have lost all but one of their first six Premier League games this season.

Slaven Bilic has seen his side win just once so far, and that 3-0 defeat means that West Ham have now conceded 11 goals in the last three league games following 4-2 defeats to both Watford and West Bromwich Albion.

West Ham United's Arthur Masuaku in action with Watford's Stefano OkakaWest Ham United's Arthur Masuaku in action with Watford's Stefano Okaka

Bilic is under pressure already, and the club's transfer activity over the summer has been heavily criticised by many due to its clear lack of balance.

A raft of attacking players were brought in as Gokhan Tore, Sofiane Feghouli, Andre Ayew, Jonathan Calleri and Simone Zaza all signed, but just two defenders arrived – Arthur Masuaku and Alvaro Arbeloa.

West Ham United's Gokhan Tore looks dejectedWest Ham United's Gokhan Tore looks dejected

West Ham's lack of attention on strengthening their defence has been scrutinised, but pundit and former Hammers ace Don Hutchison has focused on the poor quality of players rather than the positions of the players.

Hutchison took to Twitter on Monday to state that, whilst West Ham nailed their transfer business last season with the signings of Angelo Ogbonna, Michail Antonio, Manuel Lanzini and Dimitri Payet, the same can't be said this time around.

West Ham United's Simone Zaza looks dejectedWest Ham United's Simone Zaza looks dejected

The former midfielder stated that three signings in particular are 'very, very average' – left back Masuaku, winger Tore and striker Zaza.

Masuaku has been brought in as cover for the injured Aaron Cresswell, and whilst he has pace and attacking ability, his defensive play has left a lot to be desired so far.

Meanwhile, winger Tore was a favourite of Bilic during their time together at Besiktas but has yet to make an impact, whilst striker Zaza has looked woeful in attack and has failed to score since joining on loan from Juventus last month.

Hutchison added that once players are fit - such as Andy Carroll and the aforementioned Cresswell - West Ham will be fine, but it's clear that he's far from impressed with West Ham's recent signings.

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