Jamie Carragher absolutely loves a signing West Ham have made this summer and feels Hammers fans now have what they want.

In an effort to explain the lack of additions to his shallow and creaking squad in the months since a barren January window, David Moyes insisted that he only wanted players who would improve on what he had.

So far this summer Moyes and head of recruitment Rob Newman have managed four signings – three of them new faces having made Alphonse Areola’s loan permanent.

Hammers boss David Moyes with head of recruitment Rob Newman. Photo: West Ham

That looks set to become five with the imminent arrival of Maxwel Cornet from Burnley.

The signings West Ham have made have been very encouraging indeed.

And the signs are there Moyes will continue to be backed to bring in more.

One arrival in particular has impressed Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher, though, the £30m capture of defender Nayef Aguerd.

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In fact Carragher absolutely loves the signing West Ham have made this summer and feels fans now also have what they want up front too.

Speaking on The Overlap Live Fan Debate the former Liverpool defender picked out the signing of Aguerd and striker Gianluca Scamacca as significant arrivals.

“They’ve bought a sort of striker in now that they’ve been sort of crying out for, for the last couple of years,” Carragher said on The Overlap Live Fan Debate.

Scamacca signs for the Hammers. Photo: West Ham United FC

“The centre-back they’ve bought (Aguerd), I think is a really good player.

“From what I saw in the African Nations Cup (he looks a real player) and he seems highly thought of.

“I think he’s injured start of the season.”

Aguerd’s injury is so typical of West Ham’s bad luck it is untrue.

The Moroccan faces around three months out so it is likely West Ham won’t see him, certainly fully fit and at his best, until after the World Cup.

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Aguerd will be hoping to get back fit in time to take his place in the Morocco squad for the first ever winter tournament.

And it could actually do the Hammers a huge favour as it will give the £30m signing a good month of solid training and hopefully some game time at the top level as he makes his way back from that desperately unfortunate ankle injury.

Hammers fans will be hoping Carragher is right about Aguerd and he can adapt to the cut and thrust of the Prem.

Likewise for 6ft 5in Scamacca, who also has all the attributes a striker needs to be successful in England.


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