New West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has speaking about his transfer plans ahead of next season.
The Chilean coach has admitted that the Hammers need to shore up at the back after having the worst defensive record in the Premier League last season.
However, with the East London outfit in advanced negotiations for PSG playmaker Javier Pastore and Lazio winger Felipe Anderson, it looks as though Pellegrini is working hard with his clubs new director of football Mario Husillos to bring in some top quality players in attack also.
“I will work hard with the director of football to try to make a very strong squad,” Pellegrini told West Ham’s official website.
“Maybe a lot of people are thinking about defenders because last season West Ham had the worst defensive record in the league, so we must arrange that, but we must also have a balanced squad and not just a team.
“We have time over the next two months to see which better players we can bring here.”
The Hammers faithful will certainly be delighted that they have both a new manager in place who is renowned for playing possession based attacking football, and the fact that the club are close to signing top class players of the ilk of Pastore and Anderson.