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Hammers have no money for reinforcements

Hammers have no money to spend in January 

News that West Ham are only looking to loan a striker in January is incredibly disappointing.

The club are desperate for a forward to lead the line following the sale of Gianluca Scamacca in the summer. The £35m Italian was Sebastian Haller’s replacement, so it’s odd that West Ham are only in the market for a loan player. It begs the question… where has the striker money gone?

The Hammers brought in more money than they spent this summer with the sales of Declan Rice, Gianluca Scamacca, Nikola Vlasic, and Arthur Masuaku. According to Transfer Market, the club yielded €156.40m in player sales and spent €137.56m. That is without factoring in revenue from our Europa Conference League cup victory and Premier League prize money.

West Ham have no money for transfers in January which should be a boost for Divin Mubama

Hammers have no money to spend in January so Mubama should get his chance

That leaves quite a deficit and should mean West Ham are cash-rich. According to football finance expert Kieran Maguire, the club has plenty of money in cash reserves and he has dismissed suggestions of sailing close to the wind with financial fair play.

Hopefully, it’s only a game of bluff from the club who may be keeping their cards close to their chest. Considering the Hammers made a bid late in the summer window for PSG striker Hugo Ekitike, there may be more money available than the news reports would have us believe.
If the reports are true, it could be good news for Divin Mubama who could see his first team chances significantly boosted.
 

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4 comments on “Hammers have no money for reinforcements

  1. Let me challenge this. Firstly after doing the maths we have still somewhere between 10-20 of the rice money to spend. Secondly we tried to sign a striker at the end of the summer window – we had to have money. Thirdly i would accept an offer of 20-25m for Benrahma. We have and can generate funds. The big problem i have is can we secure the players we really want. I dont agree we need a striker in this window. We have Bowen and Mubana emerging in that role. Give them the opportunity. I think our no 1 signing has to be a left winger.

  2. This is alarming – surely there are funds from the summer still? Have we really been so irresponsible to have spent all of our income and alloted funds without a striker? Doesn’t sound like David S to me.

  3. I would like to see the win ratio since Jan 2021, i would say it would be appalling…

  4. Sorry Jan 2022

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