West Ham United and manager David Moyes needs to recruit heavily this summer with an additional five players if the club want to compete for a top-six spot again next season. 

With the summer transfer window approaching, a plethora of players have been linked with a potential move to West Ham this summer.

Following a couple of unsuccessful transfer windows for manager David Moyes and his staff, the club will need to invest heavily into the squad if they want to keep supporters happy and strengthen the team.

This will be very important in ensuring that the squad has enough depth in order to compete in another European campaign again next season.

With players like Mark Noble, Andriy Yarmolenko and Ryan Fredericks leaving the club, West Ham will need to sign at least five players this summer to bulk up the team.

The transfer budget should be vast and the wage bracket should be increased, which means there is no excuse for the Hammers not to spend big over the next few months.

The current squad is performing excellently as a collective team, but more players will be needed in order to compete with the top six again next term.

Often during this campaign the team has been short in positions due to injuries and suspensions, and a lack of squad depth has cost them at times.

The club cannot have another transfer window without signing quality players to help bolster the squad, especially in the striker and midfield positions. 

David Moyes will have a tough task on his hands, however at least five signings should be made if the club wants to continue on this upwards trajectory that has led to many successful moments over the past couple of seasons.