Allardyce looking for one more West Ham signing

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce says that he would like to make one more signing before the new Premier League season begins at home to Cardiff City on August 17, Sky Sports has reported, with the Hammers having made four summer acquisitions thus far.

The signings of 32-year-old Romanian left-back Razvan Rat, from Shakhtar Donetsk, and Real Betis goalkeeper Adrien were confirmed soon after the end of last season. Since then, young striker Danny Whitehead also arrived at Upton Park, while Andy Carroll’s loan move from Liverpool was made permanent for £15m, a club record transfer.

Despite the signing of Carroll, another new striker appears to be the main priority, with Carlton Cole having been released, and loanees Marouane Chamakh and Wellington Paulista returning to their parent clubs, leaving Carroll, Modibo Maiga, and Ricardo Vaz Te as the only remaining senior forwards.

And Allardyce said: “This has been one of the quietest summers I’ve had,” he said. “We have done some good business. Andy Carroll has come in, we’ve got a new goalkeeper in Adrian from Real Betis, who seems to be settling in very well, and Razvan Rat will help strengthen the defence.

We’re looking at securing one more player within the budget we’ve got this summer, and hopefully that will make us a little bit better than last season.

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