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Feghouli on mega deal

Sofiane-FeghouliSofiane Feghouli is understood to have become one of the highest paid Hammers after joining the club on a free transfer earlier in the month.

The Paris-born wideman signed a deal worth between £60k and £65k a week plus add ons to join the club after leaving Valencia on a free transfer.
He explained at the time: “Playing in the Premier League is very important for players in their careers and I am happy to play for the Hammers.”
With no transfer fee involved, and his market value at around £14m, Feghouli and his advisors were able to push his wage demands to the limit as the Hammers – like every other club in the PL – was caught in the inflationary spiral affecting the game.
ClaretandHugh was told: “It was an expensive deal and he is on around the sort of figures you mention but the inflation in the game has become like a runaway train.”


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16 comments on “Feghouli on mega deal

  1. without a transfer fee it looks like a snip we paid more for our loan fee for Moses last season and we didn’t get to keep him, Feghouli if he settles in is an absolutely top player with him and Antonio on the right hand side we will terrorise opponents, personally I would like to see if Antonio could learn to play as a false 10 i.e. second striker role but playing the channel much the same area that Sakho presently occupies, that would allow us to sell Sakho if he is unhappy and make some decent money to add to the transfer / wages pot.

  2. If he plays anywhere near his full potential it will be us who got the ‘Mega Deal’ not him!

  3. Worth every penny,
    Hope we get a few more freebies there are some good ones still out there

  4. Worth every penny. Hardly a mega deal in the current market. It might be big wages for us but not that much considering how much all the other players in the league earn.

  5. Well there you go. It’s what you have to pay these days, but sounds like he’s a popular buy. Part of that fantastic Algerian team that lit up 14 World Cup. BUT, at 27.5k per week, is it surprising Sak might feel unappreciated?? I loathe moody players, but maybe Sak has some justification? Thoughts gents

    • I think Sakho is a player that is mentally unstable, hard for us to understand the thoughts of someone that is in the public eye but I think it is not money that is the cause of it, he has had well catalogued dispute with the mother of his child, then there is the threats that the police charged him with etc, paying him more money might make things worse rather than better, more money more problems ? I don’t know of course that just my guess based on the press speculation last year.

      • Sakhos problem is about more than football the way I see it & if it isn’t he should get his head down,show the right attitude & get on the goal trail again
        Sorry but I have no sympathy for a footballer sulking because they are ONLY on 27k a week lol

        • In this day and age 27k a week is nothing for a 1st choice striker in the EPL , a striker worth 15m …….and by the seems of it there are quite a few clubs that would be ready to better it…sakho as the situation stands is our best striker and the money hes on doesnt reflect that …

  6. Well , if the writings from the dark side are to be believed , lacazette doesn’t want to come , the bat wantts to play for spurs , ? Which then leaves bocca , Cellini , zaza , etc . IMO sakho has proved he is a prem player and this will be his 3 rd season , the new second string targets have no track record in the prem , zaza last night for Italy did not look like he was anywhere near sakho in his work rate or threat !!
    Keep sakho and pay him what he deserves , which is more than 27 grand lol.a fit sakho will score goals , and IMO is a 15-20 goal a season striker .
    Sell Valencia and buy a replacement,
    We need m/f and defence strengthening IMO ,

    • Completely agree johnboy…For me, the priority is RB, so that Antonio can play further up the field. I do think Sak has got some issues. I think we should up his money, and see if that improves things, and we help him live a more balanced life, rather than sell him on…

  7. Now you have convinced me we need a new striker when Sakho is called apparently our best forward.Sorry but none of our forwards are anything to rave about imho.

    • I know what you mean Lemon Drizzle. But I just wonder how much we need a top striker anyway, as we have midfielders who can score so many….and on that score, I reckon Antonio can be a 15-20 goal man if he isn’t having to play RB. I’m just not keen on getting in a big wage striker who might cause resentment in the dressing room…especially if they want to be at a club in the Champs league…
      Tevez might be idolised, but the reality is that before his arrival we were top goalscorers and near the top. After he arrived (with Mascherano) our form dropped off a cliff – which destroyed the dressing room togetherness – and it wasn’t till the end of the season that Tevez came good….WHU might have been 41 million richer and not even had a relegation battle in the 1st place had they not arrived.
      I’d prefer DS taking a punt on a hidden striker gem (or 2), and finding a superb RB instead…

      • That’s fair enough Bell but I really do feel that though our forwards are good they are nothing more than that.Then factor in their injury prone appearance records & I can easily understand why we are looking for one or more new strikers.I am not so convinced about paying the mega bucks for a forward myself but maybe that is just because I’m not used to us spending big lol 🙂

        • Wilson, Ighalo, Bony all three have played in the prem and scored goals yet willing to spend big on players from a French league where Gervinhio and Maiga were once described as great strikers. For every Payet and Martial there’s a Gervinhio, Maiga, Thauvin and countless French flops as any Newcastle fan will tell you.

        • Fair enough Lemon. There are no magic bullets!

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