£168m to replace seven outbound players

Chelsea-striker-Michy-Batshuayi-614216West Ham could see up to seven first team players leave the London Stadium over the summer as Slaven Bilic has admitted needing more quality in a few positions during the summer transfer window.

He said: “Next season, not only do we have to improve our performances, but we need to stay away from injuries and to try to strengthen our squad. We need quality in a few positions that we need to improve”

Seven possible outbound first team players this summer are:

Jonathan Calleri, Álvaro Arbeloa and Gokhan Tore all out of contract in June and they could be joined by up four more including Darren Randolph, Havard Nordtveit, Sofiane Feghouli and even Andy Carroll.  

In a like for like replacements the club’s summer targets –  if the papers are to be believed – could include:

Golakeeper  Jordan Pickford, Man City’s Pablo Zabaleta as our new first choice right back, Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson, Arsenal’s Jack Wilshire and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to join our midfield with Michy Batshuayi and Daniel Sturridge as strikers to replace Carroll and Calleri.

The only problem is that the owners will have to dig extremely deep to afford these merry bunch of ‘quality’ inbound players.

Although Zabaleta is available on a free transfer, Pickford is valued at £20m by relegated Sunderland,  Swansea wants £25m  for Sigurdsson, Arsenal wants a combined £65m for their duo Wilshere and  Oxlade-Chamberlain.  Chelsaa will want to recoup their £33m they paid for Batshuayi while Liverpool will ask for £25m for Sturridge.

At a combined valuation of £168m maybe we need to set our sights a little bit lower.

Free transfers, loans with one marquee signing might be a bit more realistic.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

20 comments on “£168m to replace seven outbound players

  1. Fair enough with the outgoings but I’d definitely give Wiltshire and Sturridge a swerve – haven’t we had enough of crocks?

    • Absolutely.Sturridge has an injury record similar to Carroll’s for missing games and Wilshire hasn’t done much at Bournemouth.

  2. Pretty sure you forgot about Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho, that’s another 2 players that will be leaving (Hopefully)

  3. Although, I wouldn’t mind us keeping Nordtveit, I think being played in his preferred position he has proved himself.
    Feghouli is hit and miss, he has his day were he looks brilliant, and then other days he looks awful. I would sell feghouli for the right price… about £7m.
    If the Newcastle story for Andy Carroll is true! Then this makes me happy… his wage off our bill will help us.
    Plus the money we didn’t spend on Zaza, Tore and Calleri, surely that gets added to the kitty?

  4. Didn’t I read on here last week that we could possibly have £80-odd million this window?
    If so, it’s a yes to Pickford, Zabaletta, Sigurdsson and Batshuayi from me.
    Wouldn’t mind Ox, I’ve always liked him.
    A big NO to Sturridge and Wheelchair!

    • Totally agree with that Condor although Ox has his seasonal injuries. This new kid Onyekurru would fill the void of Ox.

  5. Nordviet should be retained . He is 100% better than the terrible Noble and hopefully a new manager will recognise that being loyal and crap is not good enough . Sakho must stay as he is as good , fit , as Sturidge and Carroll must go asap . Why would we want Wiltshire or Oxlade Chamberlain… the rest can go .

    • I disagree about Sakho. He’s just as bad a sick note as Carroll. And Carroll scores more.
      Sakho also has a bad attitude.
      Where as Carroll is always putting 100% into everything.
      I’m not saying keep Carroll. I think both should go.

    • But Sakho hardly ever is fit!
      Swerving the recent dinner shows his heart is not with the club.Noble may have his faults but he wouldn’t have emulated Nordveit’s ambling about on Sunday.

  6. Enough of “bubbles” constantly trolling Noble. We have now had ample time to see the truth: no Noble, no guts. Nordtveit had ONE fairly decent game, and that was against the absolutely weakest team in the league, Sundeland. The central defence got the blame for the Liverpool debacle. No one mentioned that the midfield, comprising Nordtveit who is totally out of his depth and Fernades, who is a lightweight, were completely “absent” for most of the match. This left them with no protection at all.

  7. `Free transfers, loans with one marquee signing might be a bit more realistic`. Lol that sums us up but the daves will still be spouting about top 4.

  8. Leave it out Sean,free transfers & loans with one marquee signing.There would be a blood bath if that happened.Wet nappies everywhere.
    How about we wait till the window shuts at the end of August before going in to one.F*ck me this season aint even finished yet 😂😂

  9. they should have quite a bit of money now and can bring in quite a bit to plus whats left over from the payet money that much could be reached

  10. No noble no guts Erik hahahahahaha is that the same noble who played when we lost 0-4 at home to man City.The same noble when we lost 1-5 to arsenil.The same noble when we meekly capitulated to go 4-0 at wesf brom.
    Im not like bubbles who seems to really not like him but i think the boat has sailed when it comes to him being our knight in shining armour.He has played in and had just as many poor performances as most of the other players.As usual though he is given a clean bill of health though he himzelf has admitted he has been below par this season!

  11. Agree with the outgoings, but I have doubts we will spend the real money needed! People seem to moan about Noble, but I know how we miss him, he’s a real leader & players respect him, just wish some other players had the drive he has.

  12. If that was our window I would take it, as mentioned Sakho is on his way if anyone will take him, shows that the Dave’s were right not to pay him anymore than his reported 27k a week, 1.4m for about 30 minutes work not bad for him, he has to go. Enner if he comes back I would give him another go and see how he is, defensively he offers a lot as we have seen by how poor Cresswell has looked without Enner as an outball he also has pace to burn and an occaisonally unstoppable free kick, trouble is offensively he isn’t producing enough goals, like mentioned in another post imo we should go all in for Nolito as a natural replacement for Payet at a reasonable price. Batshuayi is a decent alternative to a fit Sakho, Ayew we could also sell if we could get 20m for him, truth is I can see us having a decent shot at Zabaleta and Defoe, maybe even the injury prone duo of Sturridge and Wilshere as for the rest of them I am not sure they would want to come to team that will be around the bottom quarter of the division unless there is a change of management.

    • Your cheerful 32.Already decieded we will finish around the bottom 5 next season if Bilic stays.Behave yourself.You have been reading Nappie Wetters too much i reckon 😁😁

  13. Perhaps we should play our under 23 sqaud against burnley then we will see who we need to sign ????

  14. Massive no on zabaleta and wilshere for me. Zabaleta’s legs are gone and we are gonna have another fonte on our hands there. Wilshere prefers to smoke fags and do lines of cocaine off strippers arses than play football these days so i wouldnt bother. would love correa, iheanacho, keita or anderson from lazio, adama traore, harry maguire for transfers and silva from hull for manager. dont think any of that will happen though..

  15. I don’t want zabaleta but then I don’t want just one decent signing either, that’s just replacing what we lost this season and imo there’s a fair few more that can be added to the outgoing list

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