Gold lays out Irons summer transfer needs



David Gold believes a striker is the top priority for a West Ham team short on goals.

The West Ham co-chairman says  the club wants to bring in three or four top signings this summer and a striker will be high on the wanted list list.

Gold came out strongly defending the manager in a recent interview telling fans that he had achieved everything asked of him.

But there will be a more coordinated approach between the board and manager -whoever that may be – on who arrives at the club this season.

Speaking to ClaretandHugh Gold said: “I think it’s fair to say we need another striker – a player who can put pressure on Andy Carroll or play off him.

“We also need to look at the left back position and a couple of others perhaps, but we will make the money available to do what’s necessary.”

In the past the board has ┬áreceived Sam Allardyce’s list of required players and gone out and tried to make them happen.

But there will be a more cooperative effort this summer between the management staff and the board after some high profile failures like Alou Diarra and Modibo Maiga.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • brian says:

    Lets hope what DG says is what they do i agree with everything he says so lets hope we can play i bit of entertaining football next season COYI

  • New606 says:

    Lescot and Neil Taylor of Swansea should be high on our list imo

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