David Moyes has strengthened his side ahead of the 2022-23 campaign but with a month until the transfer window slams shut, there is still plenty of time to bring in more recruits.
What is the latest transfer news from West Ham?
Last week saw the east Londoners confirm the signing of Italian striker Gianluca Scamacca from Serie A side Sassuolo. The £32 million purchase made it four transfers for the summer following the arrivals of Alphonse Areola, Flynn Downes and Nayef Aguerd.
Despite Scamacca’s arrival, West Ham could still make a move for another forward this summer, with Chelsea’s Armando Broja a reported target.
Meanwhile, Eintracht Frankfurt winger Filip Kostic and Napoli attacking-midfielder Piotr Zielinski have also been targeted, as Moyes looks to strengthen with European football once again on the agenda.
According to Jones, it is likely that West Ham will add further bodies further before the new season gets underway.
What has Jones said about the potential move?
Jones understands that while a new addition is likely before their clash with Manchester City this weekend, chances are it will not be a forward who arrives.
When asked about the likelihood of a new frontman arriving, the transfer insider told GIVEMESPORT: “It might be a bit too optimistic. I think they will sign someone before the season begins but I don’t think it’d be a forward that they sign.”
Do West Ham need attacking reinforcements?
At the start of the summer, the answer was a resounding yes. While Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen formed an impressive trio with Michail Antonio, there was a noticeable drop in quality beyond them.
Said Benrahma continued to show flashes of his brilliance with eight goals and six assists too but inconsistency blighted his campaign.
With the Europa Conference League to contend with, further additions may still be required despite Scamacca’s arrival.
Bowen played in 50 matches for West Ham last season and while he impressed with 17 goals and 13 assists, Moyes will be desperate not to burn the 25-year-old out.
So, if the Hammers are to splash out on a recruit, someone who can play in a similar style to the England international should be prioritised, rather than an out-and-out striker.
Kostic and Zielinski both have the potential to fit the bill, so it will be interesting to see if they arrive before Sunday afternoon.