Jul 17, 2017
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Three players West Ham must sign to push for Europe in 2017/18

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After a disappointing campaign in 2016/17, it has been a quiet summer to date for West Ham United. Fans will be desperate to see their club build on the potential that they showed in Slaven Bilic’s first season now that they are in their new home and will want to see European football return to the London Stadium.

As of yet, the Hammers have not made a first team signing and will be looking to press on with their business if they are to build on a season which saw them fighting against relegation for much of the campaign, losing star man Dimitri Payet in the process. Here are three players they should look to target:

Marko Arnautovic – Stoke City

The Stoke winger is thought to be one of the club’s top targets and Sky Sports say that the club are preparing a third bid after being rejected with approaches worth £15 million and £20 million. The Austrian international is keen on the move and has had a transfer request rejected but the Potters remain adamant that he will not be sold.

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Arnautovic would add some much needed quality to the wings, something that the club tried to add last season. Sofiane Feghouli and Robert Snodgrass were both hugely disappointing, whilst club record signing Andre Ayew was just as poor.

With his direct style and quality crossing, Arnautovic would fit in with Slaven Bilic’s side and their way of playing. The likes of Andy Carroll would relish the kind of service that he could provide.

Read on over the following pages to see who else could boost the Hammers’ hopes…

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Sam is a Southend United fan and student based in the South-West. He has previously worked for various publications, including FourFourTwo magazine and ITV. Sam also has an extensive knowledge of Spanish football and has previously lived and worked in Spain. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.