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Areola: The financials

West Ham are believed to have paid PSG a €9 million (£7.75m) fee to sign Alphonse Areola permanently with a further €3m in performance-related add-ons worth another £2.33m.

If those conditions are met, it will mean the Hammers will fork out £10.33m to the French club paid in installments over the life of his five-year contract.

The 29-year-old took a massive pay cut to sign for the Hammers as he was paid £125,000 per week by PSG.

The French club are believed to have compensated him for the final year of his contract to make up the difference in wages worth up to £2m.

His new wage deal is a closely guarded secret but French reports suggest it is around the €100,000-per-week mark which converts to £86,000 per week.

Areola signed a five-year contract yesterday with an option of a further year, a  deal that could earn him nearly £27m if he stays for six years.

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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

7 comments on “Areola: The financials

  1. Great keeper , good deal IMO , ⚒

  2. In today’s over priced inflated market that looks a bargain!

  3. A “closely guarded secret” of €100,000 a week! 😀

  4. So he hasn’t taken a massive pay cut if PSG have made up the difference

  5. Good signing, good business. Top keepers help earn money in league positions, we now have two.

  6. I like Areola, he has a different style to Fab in that he moves the ball quickly, both have their pro’s and con’s but overall rate them equally if we could merge the best bits of both into one keeper we would have the perfect modern goalkeeper. Areola needs to catch more and punch less, while not making banzai attempts at balls he has a low percentage of getting too and Fab needs to be better with the ball at his feet and move it on quicker.

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