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"Coaches know your strength, the opposing players read you better, they know what you do and what you don't so the second season tends to be more hard", Yeboah told KweséESPN.

His signature, on the back of the contract extensions for Mikhail Antonio and Pedro Obiang, would signify to the Hammers faithful their ambition and intent to climb the Premier League table, having finished a poor 11th last season, as well as the promising signings over the close season of Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic.

Star Bet: West Ham's long running striker-saga reached episode 33 with the summer signing of Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen.

Manuel Lanzini is set to commit his future to West Ham United by putting pen to paper on a bumper new five-year deal, according to the Sun.

The Argentine worldwide has started to add more end product to his game and, at 24, his best days look in front of him.

Manchester United have also invested heavily this summer, recruiting Victor Lindelof, Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku thus far, and all three are likely to start against the Hammers.

He said: "Imagine the emotions I have in that moment if I have the luck to score there".

Bilic has revamped his side after buying proven Premier League performers.

If West Ham's last season at Upton Park was a party then the first season at London Stadium was the hangover.

"As to celebrating, I don't know", he continued.

With these signings we are in a much stronger position than we were a year ago!

"One thing I don't want to change, even if I am 40 years old, is the hunger I have inside".

"They know me around the world, they take the time to get to know me and follow my career and my game, but I am happy to be at West Ham and it is going to be a good challenge".

'I remember him from Man City, I remember him from England and I remember him from Torino.

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