Sean Whetstone

Jack Wilshere wants to remain in London

Jack Wilshere seems determined to stay in the capital if possible after announcing his end to his Arsenal career. The Hammers have been predictably linked with an interest in the free agent who supported the Hammers as a boy. Wilshere is said to earn £130,000 per week at the North London club and reportedly turned down […]

Hammers linked with Leeds return

Sam Byram has predictably been linked with a move back to his former club Leeds  after the signing of Ryan Fredericks to join Pablo Zabaleta. The defender left Elland Road in 2016  for a fee worth £3.8m, but the  24-year-old looks set to depart the London Stadium ahead of next season following a frustrating time […]

Hammers bid rejection mystery

Reports that West Ham had a new bid for Fulham’s captain Tom Cairney have been described as recycled at best and fabricated at worst.  The Hammers long-term transfer target was scouted under both Slaven Bilic and David Moyes and two bids reportedly worth £15m and £18m were rejected last January by Fulham. Intermediaries enquired again at […]

Report: West Ham interest with World Cup defender

Reports claim West Ham have joined the chase for Croatia’s World Cup hero Domagoj Vida who helped demolished Argentina 3-0. Besiktas president Fikret Orman is looking to get at least €15m for the player and he’s happy to wait until after the end of the World Cup as he’s hoping Vida’s impressive form could increase his value. […]

Club to consult on future of Memorial Garden

West Ham say they are working closely in partnership with Barratt London to develop future plans for the Memorial Garden, situated close to the Boleyn Ground site. A statement on WHUFC.com says “Hammers fans from all across the country regularly visit the Memorial Garden on Green Street to pay respects to their loved ones, whose […]

Report: Hammers enquiry for Argentinian midfielder

West Ham have made an enquiry for Sevilla attacking midfielder Joaquin Correa according to reports. The 23-year-old played just 21 minutes in the Spanish club’s final four matches of the campaign under interim Coach Joaquin Caparros, who is now the Director of Football. Estadio Deportivo cite a report in Tuttomercatoweb which confirms the player’s change […]

London Stadium suppliers given £10m guarantee

A £10m guarantee has been made available to ensure suppliers to the loss-making London Stadium get paid. Under the deal, approved by the Mayor of London, the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) will underwrite planned upgrades. City Hall said the deal was needed to “provide assurance” to suppliers of services such as stewarding and cleaning […]

Record signing puts previous spending in shade

West Ham paid a club record transfer fee £22m plus a further £4.4m of add-ons for 21-year old Centre back Issa Diop this week. Up to this week, Angelo Ogbonna was the record signing in the centre back role costing £9.6m from Juventus in 2015. The second highest transfer was Jose Fonte from Southampton for £8m […]

West Ham to pay back £25m in loans

West Ham will need to pay back £25m  next month that it borrowed in loans from Media Rights and Funding last August. The latest published financial accounts confirm the club borrowed £6m on 15th August later borrowing a further £19m 3 days later on 18th August. The money borrowed was secured against the training grounds […]

West Ham look to raise £30m to balance books

West Ham are looking to spend over £100m this summer in transfers but will look to bring £30m back in outbound sales to balance the books. The Hammers have invested over £40m so far in transfer, signing on and agent fees on Ryan Fredericks, Issa Diop and  Lukasz Fabianski but will look to spend in excess […]