West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini says he doesn’t expect the club will sign any more players after the arrival of Albian Ajeti this morning. The Swiss striker was the club’s sixth signing of the summer.
Speaking ahead of the Hammers’ match against Manchester City on Saturday, the Chilean said that he believes his first-team squad is sufficiently large enough heading into the new season:
“I’m happy because we have completed the squad in the way we wanted. We have two players in each position and the best way is to have competition. We have done what we needed.”
In addition to Ajeti, West Ham have signed Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt, Pablo Fornals from Villarreal, as well as Goncalo Cardoso from Boavista. The Irons have also snapped up two goalkeepers in Roberto and David Martin on free transfers.
There have actually been more departures than arrivals this summer, with the likes of Marko Arnautovic, Lucas Perez, Andy Carroll, Pedro Obiang, Edimilson Fernandes, Reece Oxford, Samir Nasri and Adrian all having left the club.
Josh Cullen, Grady Diangana and Jordan Hugill have left on loan deals and will return to the London Stadium at the end of the season.