West Ham tonight showed their total support for Hammers boss Slaven Bilic when paying off Morgan Amalfitano’s contract and waving the Frenchman goodbye.
The Irons board acted quickly this evening to back their boss after Bilic made it clear there was no way back into the club for the player under his management.
ClaretandHugh was told exclusively by a high level source: “The club decided to pay him an undisclosed sum which whilst costing them has released cash off the wage bill for deals in the January window.”
Bilic banished Amalfitano to the Development Squad soon after the squad returned from the summer break after the player had missed a team meeting. Bilic later claimed the player had given him “attitude.”
With the stand-off continuing between the pair, ClaretandHugh was told: “There was no way back for him. Slaven wanted him out and that was that. He would not back off and the board supported him
“Amalfitano was paid off. There is no other club involved. Slav was not budging on it.”