Allardyce Still Aims For Five More Players

Allardyce Still Aims For Five More Players

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has stated that he still wants five more players between now and the end of the transfer window in order to prepare for the new Premier league season. After flirting with relegation for several months before eventually staying in the Premier League last season, West Ham were under a lot of pressure to sack manager Allardyce. Being a club that demands good football due to the rich history, fans have been treated to a very poor spectacle under Allardyce.

Even though the former Bolton manager helped them get back into the Premier League at the first time of asking, they are ready to see him go. Despite this, West Ham managed to strike a deal with the fans and Allardyce ended up staying at the club. He is expected to be given the transfer budget of more than £ 20 million in order to strengthen the squad after agreeing to play more attacking football in the coming season. West Ham have brought in former Birmingham striker Zarate. Senegal international Cheikhou Kouyate has also been signed to improve the attack of the club.

Despite this, Allardyce says that he is still looking at as much as five players before the transfer window shuts. According to him, transfer negotiations are at an advanced stage for the club’s transfer targets. “We’ve made many bids and there are many negotiations ongoing. We particularly want a left-back, ideally another centre-back, a midfielder and at least two more for the front line,” said Allardyce.

It is expected that if results do not improve straight away, there is a chance that he would leave the club before Christmas. West Ham were bottom of the table during December last year, but they went on a run of several victories during February and March. This helped them stay up.

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