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West Ham to-do list: The three challenges facing the club this summer

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here are exciting times on the horizon for West Ham.

The Hammers secured a Europa League spot on the final day and David Moyes is keen to build on their remarkable season that he believes represents a “new level” for the club.

Jack Rosser assesses what is in their in-tray at the London Stadium this summer…

The midfielder may have been a little quieter towards the end of the season, but that is only relative to the start he made at West Ham when he scored nine goals in 10 games.

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Lingard’s future lies largely in the hands of Manchester United – where he has a year left on his contract – but keeping him is a priority for West Ham.

The 28-year-old has settled well in London and adds a touch of quality in the final third that few others in the squad can match.

His mentality and European experience could also prove invaluable in what is sure to be a challenging season next term.

Moyes has been at pains to dampen expectations over spending this summer, but that does not mean West Ham will have a quiet window.

There are players to be moved on – Felipe Anderson, Andriy Yarmolenko and Fabian Balbuena are just a few who could leave – while a bigger squad will be needed to take on the challenge of Europe.

Bringing in forward support for Michail Antonio is a must, while Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek could do with someone to allow them to a rest in midfield at times.

Supporters have faith that Moyes will spend wisely. A couple of additions in the mould of Tomas Soucek and Vladmir Coufal would make for another good transfer window.

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