West Ham’s co-owner David Sullivan has claimed that the Hammers are moving in on securing their first summer signing that will smash the clubs record transfer fee.
Sullivan was celebrating this week after West Ham were confirmed as the tenants of the Olympic Stadium on a 99 year lease.
Sullivan is doing his best to turn the East End club into a big English outfit that could challenge for European places in the near future.
West Ham broke their current transfer record last summer after acquiring Matt Jarvis for £10million but the ambitious owners are set to smash that again in the close season with a £16million signing.
Andy Carroll could well be the man in question with an arrangement in place for the Hammers to sign the on loan Liverpool striker permanently this summer but Sullivan has indicated that it may be a fresh face coming into the West Ham squad.
“I’m seeing somebody on Monday and, if we sign the player, he would be the most expensive player the club’s ever signed,” Sullivan told London24.
“We lack goals in the team.”
“We’ve got to sign a top class striker from somewhere.”
“Maybe it will be this guy on Monday, maybe it will be somebody else,” he said.
“We have a number of big targets and he is one of them. It’s spending your money wisely, and often you need a bit of luck.”
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