Bilic confirms West Ham want one more quality transfer this summer, Bony not ruled out
By Tony Hughes
West Ham’s manager has confirmed that the club will try to make one more ‘good’ signing, before the transfer window shuts at the end of the month.
Talking to Sky Sports after West Ham’s 1-0 win against Bournemouth in their first league game in the London Stadium, Slaven Bilic said, “Are we going to be very active? We are going to try to get one. The chairman is going to be very generous and he will get one if we find the proper one, it’s very hard now.”
Asked whether there was any truth in the rumours linking the Hammers to Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony, Bilic said, “There is no club in Europe that’s been linked with more players than West Ham and most of them aren’t true.
“Bony is a good player, by the way, but I don’t know, I told the chairman and the director of recruitment that we’d speak after the game on Monday morning… If we get one it’s going to be a good one.”
The Hammers have an injury crisis after it was confirmed that striker Andy Carroll would be out until October after picking up an injury in their Europa League tie against Astra Giurgiu.
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Co-owner David Gold has admitted that he hasn’t seen anything like the injuries that West Ham are having to contend with in 23 years of football.
Carroll joins star signing Andrew Ayew on the treatment table. First-team stars Manuel Lanzini, Aaron Cresswell and Sofiane Feghouli have also been ruled out with long-term injuries, leaving Slaven Bilic’s squad thin.
In other West Ham transfer news, fans urge the Hammers to sign a striker after Andy Carroll’s injury.