New West Ham signings are on the way claims former Hammer Carlton Cole ahead of the transfer window opening.
How much money will David Moyes have to spend on his West Ham rebuild this summer?
That is the question on everyone’s lips as the summer window officially opens on Friday (June 10th).
West Ham have been linked with a plethora of players already in a host of positions.
And that is no real surprise given Moyes needs at least six or seven quality signings in key areas to overhaul the second oldest squad in the Premier League amid a host of departures.
Expectations are high following the lack of business in January despite the arrival of Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky as West Ham’s second biggest stakeholder.
West Ham’s rivals such as Aston Villa – who have already announced FOUR quality signings – and Spurs are piling on the pressure too by getting strong business done early.
West Ham are yet to announce any new arrivals although deals for defender Nayef Aguerd and Alphonse Areola are reportedly close.
Fans want to see the club move swiftly and efficiently in the window to back Moyes after the minor miracle he has worked in east London.
The eagerness for new arrivals was highlighted this week by the speculation which followed a video teaser from the club of the word ‘East’ spray-painted on a wall near West Ham’s London Stadium.
The teaser was for the club’s kit launch on Thursday. But some supporters suggested it would be a new signing unveiling the kit in a video while spray-painting the word ‘East’ on the wall.
That proved to be wishful thinking as the full video showed current Hammers such as Jarrod Bowen with their spray cans instead.
The kit launch videos also featured former Hammers stars James Collins, Marlon Harewood and Carlton Cole.
New West Ham signings on the way claims former Hammer Carlton Cole ahead of transfer window opening
And in a clear nod the transfer speculation that had preceded the kit launch, Cole delivered a positive update for fans.
New West Ham signings are on the way claims former Hammer Cole ahead of the transfer window opening.
“No we are not the new signings, they are on their way,” Cole said on Twitter alongside pictures of him, Collins and Harewood posing in the new home shirt.
“But this season’s new kit is here. New Kit, New Season, New Targets. #COYI.”