Five out, five in

jussiThe end of season of the Premier League season marks the end of contracts for Jussi  Jaaskelainen, Carlton Cole and Guy Demel all of which expire on 30th June.

Loanees Alex Song, Nene and Carl Jenkinson are also at the end of their loan periods at the end of May and will automatically return to their parent clubs. In addition to first team squad, young left back Dan Potts and keeper Raphael Spiegel are unlikely to be offered new contracts by the Hammers.
Jussi, Cole, Demel, Nene and Song are the most likely first team outbound players – releasing around £200,000 per week off the wage bill or £10m plus per year.  These wages will be re-invested in summer signings with an estimated further £25m on transfer fees available to a new manager.
Likely summer signings are a goalkeeper as backup for Adrian, a further loan for Carl Jenkinson or a permanent right back , a striker to replace Cole, a utility defender player to replace Demel and two midfielders to replace Song and Nene positions.

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

15 comments on “Five out, five in

  1. I think we would need more players than that to progress Hugh.

  2. I think we may need more and could do with losing a few more. Sean,any ideas on Tony Henry’s buying/selling powers with no manager in situ?

  3. Yes we do need more players, we also need legends not heroes, which we haven`t had in a very long time! Heroes come and go… but legends are forever!

  4. Potts is lined up to go to Luton according to my paper.

    I’d expect Joey O’Brien, Kevin Nolan and Matt Jarvis all to be moved on in addition to those mentioned.

  5. You have got to add O,Brien and Nolan to that list if need be keep Potts instead of O,Brien
    If Nolan won’t go send him on loan or let him get his coach badge helping Dicksy,
    Right Back very important,Creative Midfielder next and a new centre Forward to add to Sakho,Valencia and Lee
    There will be plenty out there to fill the gaps after that all free

  6. Final boarding …Jussi, Demel, Jarvis, Nolan, O’Brien, Carroll, Cole, Get on board! … the bus is leaving… lol

  7. Wait Matte Jarvis is still packing don’t leave him behind,
    Matte that’s that crap mustard from France mate not our cracking stuff,or are you like the Spanish don’t do spicey?

  8. Ahah… I don’t do spicey bubs… Ahah

  9. Matte you have got to try a good Indian mate nothing like it,
    Don’t mean eat Navajo should had said curry,

  10. Matte. If you are right (and I pray that you are) and those 7 leave, me thinks we will need at least 9 coming in. The new man also needs to substantially improve fitness levels and mental approach – we have a long season ahead.lol

  11. ahah… I know kenny, we have a long season ahead, a revolutionary seson, a wonderful adventure! lol as you say at least 9 coming in: some West Ham Youth and some new purchases… with the money we’ll make from the Seven Dwarfs, it’s a pretty good score. 😉 West Ham: work in progress. lol

  12. Don’t worry.
    Zarate and Maiga are coming back.

  13. I think we’re going to need more than £25M especially if we have a top name manager lined up.
    £50M would be a more realistic figure needed.

  14. If Jarvis is worth 5 million Nolan1 million,that’s it we will need to add min 44 to that
    If Bernitez gets the job he will want to add another 50 million to that,
    The board have got to relies he comes with more than a wage he does not hang around for youth development,and wants instant results

    • I agree Bubs, that’s why I would now prefer managers like Howe, Bilic, Emery, De Boer or even Bielsa: OM is a young team.

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