Fulham head coach Marco Silva has urged the club’s hierarchy to ‘act faster’ to strengthen his squad in time for the start of the new Premier League season.

The Whites confirmed the capture of Manor Solomon on Monday with the Israeli international joining Andreas Pereira and Joao Palhinha as summer acquisitions. But Silva is eager to bring in further reinforcements with less than a fortnight to go before Fulham face Liverpool on the opening weekend of the season – with a new goalkeeper and at least two centre backs understood to be major priorities.

Silva told Portuguese newspaper Record:

“We need to act faster, the market has been difficult for us, but we have to act faster, even so the pre-season has been very positive, the players have been giving their all, which is always important, and it’s good to integrate the new players. “Its part of a process, we started later than some of our opponents, but it was a positive pre-season.

We have to have more reinforcements for when the Premier League starts, there is no other way, we still have a few players to sign and they are not that few. We know the market only closes on August 31st, but the Premier League starts on August 6th for us. We have to have more players to be at the level that the Premier League requires.”