Jamie Carragher criticises West Ham over summer transfer policy
By Alex Taylor
Jamie Carragher has criticised West Ham over their transfer policy this summer.
The Hammers made 10 new additions to their squad before the close of the transfer window in an attempt to bring in players to help with their European campaign.
Slaven Bilic would have been hoping his side could push on from their best campaign since the 1985-86 last season, with their refreshed squad this term.
“They added squad players in Havard Nordtveit, Sofiane Feghouli and Jonathan Calleri, who they don’t need now they are out of Europe,” Carragher wrote in his column for the Daily Mail.
“I’m never quite sure who is making the decisions in terms of transfers at West Ham. Is it Bilic? Is it the owners?
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“Really, the whole policy feels scattergun. They spent an awful lot of money without improving what they already had.
“Did they think they would pull off another coup in the wake of the inspired signing of Dimitri Payet? Be honest, how often are West Ham going to trump the bigger clubs and land someone who becomes a Player of the Year contender?”
Bilic will not be used to his side’s form at the start of the season, after he drove West Ham to a thrilling seventh placed finish in England’s top-flight last season and got the best from a side, which finished 12th previously.
The east London outfit have lost five out of their last six league matches this season, with their only points coming in a 1-0 win over Bournemouth in August.