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Ayew and Masuaku – the finances

arthur_masuaku_signs_726West Ham’s new signings Andrew Ayew and  Arthur Masuaku have cost the club aproaching £100k a week in wages.

Ayew has done a deal which sees him on just over £70k a week plus the club’s normal bonuses whilst the former Olympiacos defender agreed a contract at around £25k a week.

The pair take the new signings tally to six and their arrival probably marks the conclusion of the club’s summer spending spree.

Ayew was seen as a key signing by manager Slaven Bilic and the club were happy to pay his terms after cooling on Carlos Bacca.

A Hammers insider told ClaretandHugh: “You can never say 100 per cent ‘that’s the end of the buying’ because a bargain may become available but the club believe that is an end to the major spending.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

6 comments on “Ayew and Masuaku – the finances

  1. Okay…
    Havard Nordtveit – free
    Sofiane Feghouli – free
    Toni Martinez – £2.5m
    Ashley Fletcher – free
    Manual Lanzini – £9.4m
    Gokhan Töre – £5m loan.
    Andre Ayew – £20.5m
    Arthur Masuaku – £6.2m
    Domingos Quina – free
    That’s £43.6m on players…..
    Plus take off £10m from the sale of Tomkins.
    £33.6m… In all fairness.. We have shelled out on players, and it’s not just transfer fee we need to be looking at… Wages will be high for some of those players.
    I think if we do add Calleri.. We have done really well this summer :).

  2. Just read that we’ve just had a fresh 42 mil bid for lacazette rejected and made a bid of 6.8 mil for ghezzal at Lyon and are battling Everton for him. Any susbstance in either of these stories?

  3. That’s right you never know when a bargain is going to come along for 40 odd million.

  4. Why do we need Ghezzal, he’s another winger.
    We already have 6 (Lanzini, Antonio, Feghouli, Töre, Payet and Ayew if needs be)
    Lacazette… Pointless trying to get a player who wants champions league, it’s the same situation as Bacca… We could offer £50m not €50m and he still wouldn’t come.

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