Former Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys believes West Ham will struggle in the Premier League this season despite an impressive transfer window.
The football anchorman does not believe that the Hammers will be relegated but despite the heavy spending, thinks that the club will not have it their own way.
The Irons finished in 13th place after a disappointing start to their campaign and Keys feels it is difficult to work out the outcome of the club’s upcoming season.
Keys said in his personal blog: “West Ham are a puzzle.
“I mentioned in my last blog that it could be a long season and despite the spending West Ham might have another struggle on their hands.”
West Ham have had one of their best transfer windows to date and fans should be optimistic for the future that lies ahead for the club. If the Hammers’ new signings, such as Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko can deliver, they should have a strong chance of a respectable league finish. For the quality they have added to the squad, the club should have no fears of relegation and if the new signings click quickly with the team, could be a surprise club with an outside chance of European qualification. With Pellegrini at the helm, West Ham supporters will be hoping that the Chilean can guide the club towards a better start than last season. The Hammers sat in the relegation for the first six weeks of the season following defeats in their opening three league matches and shipped in ten goals. They do have two tricky away games to begin this campaign, travelling to Liverpool and Arsenal, but are capable of causing an upset and beginning Pellegrini’s managerial reign in fine fashion.