West Ham United star Aaron Cresswell says one signing in particular could make all the difference for the Hammers this season.
David Moyes has voiced serious concerns about the lack of depth in West Ham’s squad.
The Scot even said he feels his Hammers side has turned ‘stale’ as he pressed home the message to West Ham’s owners that he needs more signings.
It is easy to see why he – and Hammers fans – are worried.
West Ham had three goalkeepers and just one centre-back in their squad to face defending champions Man City on Sunday.
A lacklustre 2-0 defeat in which West Ham barely laid a glove on their opponents was indicative of a lethargy fans have noticed throughout pre-season.
However, Aaron Cresswell believes there is a big positive to take from that eye-opening curtain raiser against the best team in the land.
West Ham may need another four or five new arrivals this summer, especially with Issa Diop on his way out and Said Benrahma and Nikola Vlasic tipped to follow.
But West Ham star Cresswell says one signing in particular could make all the difference after witnessing the debut of £35m new boy Gianluca Scamacca.
“I thought he was real positive,” Cresswell told whufc.com.
“He looked really sharp when he came on. He won a few duels and brought the ball down and linked the play up.
“It’s still early for him, but his performance was really positive.”
It is one thing impressing a crowd starved of a top striker for so long.
But impressing his teammates so quickly suggests West Ham have a serious talent on their hands in the Italy striker.
Cresswell was also keen to stress that, while West Ham were in no way a match for Man City, he felt the game proved the commitment levels remain the same from Moyes’ side.
And that too should stand West Ham in good stead for the rest of the season.