West Ham United owners David Sullivan and David Gold have hinted there is another exciting summer in store.

Hammers fans were expectant after leaving Upton Park on the promise of an ambitious new era.

But after what they saw as a string of broken promises the fanbase was in revolt last year.

That prompted the owners to change their approach and finally invest big money.

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Some fans remain sceptical over ambition

In came title-winning manager Manuel Pellegrini. And he was backed with an unprecedented transfer spend of £100million.

West Ham enjoyed a comfortable season as a result. But injuries held the team back and their 10th place finish could and probably should have been better.

Some supporters remain sceptical that last summer’s splurge was a one-off.

Recent reports claim Pellegrini wants to bring in another six players in the window (Claret & Hugh).

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Owners say big spend was ‘just the first step’

And it seems West Ham will continue to back the Chilean in the transfer market.


That’s the suggestion from Sullivan and Gold in a joint statement released by the club this week.

In the statement on the club’s official website, the pair pledged that last summer’s big spend was just the ‘first step’ in their long-term plan with Pellegrini in charge.

“This time last year, we made a strategic decision to invest significantly in the football operation, appointing a world-class manager and backing him with the largest transfer budget in our history, the first step in a long-term plan that remains on schedule and heading in the right direction,” the statement said on whufc.com.

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‘Great anticipation’

“There is great anticipation and excitement about what lies in store for next season.”

West Ham have already been linked with more than 30 players.

Pellegrini is said to be targeting two strikers, two defenders, a back-up goalkeeper and a box-to-box midfielder.

Of course many will point to the fact season ticket renewal deadline is just a week away.

Now it is a case of watch this space.

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