Hammers face a £2 million Roberto problem

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West Ham need  to find a quick fix solution to a Roberto problem given he is 99.999 per cent unlikely to ever again don the goalkeeper’s sweater over the 18 months left on his contract.

The club has committed itself to finding a new No 2 but could be stuck with the Spaniard who is currently on around £30k a week or £2 million plus over the last 18 months of his contract.

The club  will be looking to avoid a pay-off in those circumstances and with buyers  thin on the ground,  the club has been left with an unfortunate financial problem.

Given the circumstances – two points from seven games when he was between the sticks and 19 goals conceded – even were a club remotely interested, it certainly would not be at his present pay level.

And in those circumstances Roberto may feel more inclined to pick up his wages until the end of next season rather than negotiate a pay-off.

Director of Football Mario Husillos is the man responsible for sorting out such issues currently and it remains to be seen if he can find a solution.


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6 comments on “Hammers face a £2 million Roberto problem

  1. This is nothing unusual, bad/unsuitable recruitment comes at a price…look at Sanchez at Man Utd…..

    They need to sort it…a loan on a lower wage will cut some loss ..

    All the more reason for getting an improved recruitment team…..

  2. How much is Wilshire costing us. How much has he cost per game.

  3. Lets not cain the man, its not his fault. It’s a problem created by the club, so give him his £2m and let him go. It’s equivalent to one place in the league. He has cost us more than that already. Cut our losses and get somebody with premier league experience.

  4. Then why not promote one of the U23’s? If they’re deemed unsuitable then why do we have them?

  5. Premier league footballers are obscenely over paid – so as a fan I am not worried by the 2 million – how much has Alexis Sanchez cost manure?

    Teh one thing that worries me is not having a non-English squad place available – in the future I think we need to get that one right so that if a good player becomes available we could sign him – as well as Roberto it seems that most fans would agree that Carlos Sanchez his a waste of a non-English space – in both cases surely we could have found someone more appropriate from the Championship?

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