With the new 2019-20 Premier League season only around the corner, West Ham United fans have every reason to feel confident.

The Hammers squad have had a busy pre-season campaign under Manuel Pellegrini, with the players that want to be at the club still there.

West Ham have also broken their club transfer record to land Sebastien Haller, who joins the Irons after an impressive 2018-19 campaign with German side Hoffenheim.

The French forward has all the attributes to be a star in the Premier League and the Hammers will be reliant on the new man after a summer of departures.

The high-profile West Ham exit of Marko Arnautovic has been followed by Andy Carroll, Lucas Perez and Jordan Hugill all being offloaded, leaving Pellegrini light on tested centre forward options.

It is also unfair to expect Haller to hit the ground running immediately, as despite his clear ability, it will take the striker time to adapt to English football and his new environment.

As such, it is clear that West Ham need to continue their search for attacking reinforcements this summer and add another option (or two) to the forward ranks.

The transfer window closes next week and as such the club’s hierarchy need to act soon.

Signing a player with experience of Premier League football would be advantageous, while it most likely will need to be someone that is happy with a squad rotation roll – Haller is clearly the main man once he is up to speed.

The goal in the upcoming season will be a top-half finish, something that punters at is possible, but recruitment will be key to reaching this objective.

Javier Hernandez remains on the West Ham books but the Mexican is consistently linked with a move away from the club.

Chicharito has also struggled for consistency during his time with the Hammers, with that seemingly unlikely to change in the forthcoming campaign.

So, to Gold and Sullivan, it is time to provide Pellegrini with another striker option – if they can, it bodes well at West Ham for the new season.