David Moyes has said that West Ham will still be in the transfer market after signing Maxwell Cornet.
The Ivory Coast striker joined the Hammers after Burnley’s relegation from the Premier League for £17.5m ($21m, €20.7m).
His arrival at the London Stadium ahead of the new season came after Nayef Agerd, Flynn Downes and Gianluca Scamacca joined the club, with goalkeeper Alphonse Areola signing a permanent post-loan deal.
However, £30m defender Agerd is expected to miss three months with a knee injury.
In addition, having lost retired Mark Noble and a freed duo of Ryan Fredericks and Andriy Yarmolenko from an already weak squad, West Ham manager Moyes is keen to sign more players.
“We made good signings,” Moyes said on Friday. “We also had one or two injuries that we have to take into account, but we are far from complete in this regard.
“This summer we lost three outfield players and a goalkeeper. In January, we did not attract players, so we need to fill in these gaps. We want to attract quality players and we are working on that.”
Skamacca will help fill the void left by West Ham after striker Sebastian Haller left last year.
But signing a £30m deal with Sassuolo is not match-up and therefore he is not expected to appear in West Ham’s first leg against champions Manchester City on Sunday.
“Gianluca just joined us so he’s a little behind,” Moyes said. “I don’t expect it to be available this weekend.
“We have him, I like what I see, but we are trying to bring him into the best conditions to play,” added the Scot, who led the Hammers to an honorable fifth place in the top flight of English football. last semester.
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