By Sam Stone

5th Aug, 2022 | 2:10pm

Ray Parlour and Trevor Sinclair agree on West Ham United 2022/23 Premier League prediction

Ray Parlour and Trevor Sinclair both believe West Ham are in for an exciting 2022/23 Premier League season and suggest the Hammers will push for the top four.

David Moyes’ men narrowly missed out on the Europa League on the last day of the season and are set to compete in the UEFA Conference League next season.

However, Parlour and Sinclair believe the addition of a new striker and retaining Jarrod Bowen and Declan Rice means the Hammers will compete next season.

Talking on talkSPORT Breakfast (5 August, 8:13), Parlour said: “They needed a forward and they went and got one.

“The most important thing for West Ham was they kept Declan Rice and Jarrod Bowen and they were brilliant last season.

“I can see West Ham being the ones who are trying to challenge the top four.”

Sinclair added: “Jarrod Bowen had such a good 2021/22 season, he needs to go again and force his way into the World Cup squad.

“I think this is such an exciting season and I think West Ham are going to be right up there fighting on all fronts.”

Good shout

West Ham head into this season in a far better position than they did last season and there is plenty of reason for optimism around the London Stadium.

Despite the influx of signings, with Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet set to complete his move to West Ham today according to 90min (4 August), keeping hold of Rice and Bowen is potentially the Hammers’ best business of the summer.

The club have certainly stood firm in terms of keeping hold of their star men this summer and have shown plenty of ambition with Gianluca Scamacca and Nayef Aguerd joining the club this summer.

West Ham have been crying out for a striker and this season they finally start the campaign with a new frontman to spearhead their attack.

Michail Antonio did an excellent job last season but was clearly out on his feet towards the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

Furthermore, the Irons have certainly matched their rivals in terms of their transfer business.

Manchester United have, yet again, had another slow transfer window and only finished just above Moyes’ side last season.

The Hammers look in a much better position than Erik ten Hag’s side heading into the new season and another push for Europe is certainly not out of the question.