Paolo Di Canio says West Ham need to sign a midfielder as well as a striker this summer as they look to improve on last seasons disappointing 11th place finish in the Premier League.
The Hammers legend was speaking after representing Italy during the successful Star Sixes tournament at the O2 Arena and was also asked about the loan signing of Joe Hart, which is expected to be completed on Monday.
Di Canio hailed the signing of Hart to shore up the defence but also admitted he fells the club needs one or two more signings to get back up to the required level.
football.london understands the Hammers co-chairman David Sullivan is meeting with the agent of Mexican striker Javier Hernandez on Tuesday to thrash out a possible deal for the Bayer Leverkusen front man and the club has also been linked with a loan switch for Jack Wilshere.
The Italian hero said: “Hart is a top goalkeeper but we need something more in the middle of the field and up front. I am sure that the club will do everything to make the fans happy.”
Di Canio said he felt the club struggled to adapt to the London Stadium last season but has backed them to be much improved for the forthcoming campaign.
He said: “Everybody expected West Ham to do better. It was the first time apart from Upton Park, first time away from there and it was a shock, even if you play in a big and beautiful stadium.
“But I think this year, with one more year experience they will adjust something, Bilic changed it on the pitch at the end of last season.
“I think the future should be green with West Ham, I hope in my heart.”