Three potential reasons why 54% of West Ham are backing Bilic to land Burnley’s Gray

The summer is seemingly always a stressful time for a West Ham fan. After nine months of torment through the season the anger switches its focus from those on the pitch to those behind the scenes as fans wait on a big name signing.

Each transfer window the powers that be in east London are accused of either doing and saying to much or, as is the case this time around, saying and doing far too little, even if the season is still a month away.

However, there will need to be activity at London Stadium this summer if the Hammers are to improve on their woeful maiden season at their new home, and it seems to be kicking into gear with reports last week suggesting Slaven Bilic is leading the race to sign Burnley striker Andre Gray.

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The Coratian manager is looking to add pace to his side over the coming weeks and the £8.5m-rated forward certainly brings that with him, but is he good enough to make the step up?

In order to find out what West Ham fans think we ran a poll asking whether Hammers fans would be keen on the 26-year-old and, while the results were close, they were slightly in favour of him making the move.

Given that the former Brentford man has spent just the one season in the Premier League, we decided to dig a little deeper and consider exactly what could be making West Ham fans back the deal.

Here are three potential reasons the London Stadium faithful are keen on Gray…