This summers transfer dealings have been made all the more incredible in the way David Sullivan has managed to balance the financial books in the wake of a crazy inflated transfer market.
Yesterday’s transfer of Javier Hernandez for £16m has bought the summer spending to £45m or closer to £50m when you factor in signing-on bonuses and agent fees.
However, the sale of Havard Nordveit for a reported £8m, Enner Valencia for £7m and Darren Randolph for £5m brings back £20m the other way meaning the actual net spend is around £30m so far.
The wages tell a similar tell, the sale, end of loan or release of Darren Randolph, Alvaro Arbeloa, Jonathan Calleri, Havard Nordtveit, Enner Valencia, Gokhan Tore, Sam Howes, Sam Ford, Kyle Knoyle, Sam Westley, Stephen Hendrie and Raphael Spiegel save combined weekly wages of around £335,00o per week or around £17.5m per year.
The combined weekly wages Joe Hart, Marko Arnautović, Pablo Zabaleta and Javier Hernandez will cost the Hammers around £415,000 per week or £21.5m per year meaning the net wage increase is just £80,000 per week or £4m per year on the annual wage budget.
If they get Feghouli or Snoddy then they will have more money in and wages balanced out.
If they lose Feggy or Snoddy that should be.
You beat me to it.
Sullivan/Gold/Brady are business folk first. They will ensure that the finances work.
If we can move on Snoddy and Feggy, then there is room for another creative midfielder to support/understudy Lanzini.
Happy now but Snodgrass and Feggolui cost a lot to sit on the bench when we have so much talent to use it the youngsters
If Sak is back and fit now would be a good time to let AC go and bring in another top forward in case of injuries
Keep Martinez to learn from The pea
Ayew could also bring in enough money to purchase Wilshere or Barkley to make us a top 7 team
But it the Daves say enough is enough I am a happy old man
I think we still have more to see from Ayew this coming season tbh. Snoddy Im more than happy to see moved on but even Fegs is an ok squad player just needs more confidence to finish his runs.
Its almost impossible to bring a top forward in as back up, simply because if hes a top forward he wont want to be sitting on our bench.