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Hammers have the 17th biggest wage bill in the world

WagebillPremier League clubs have some of the largest wage bills in the world.  A table from the Daily Mail ranks the leading wage spenders for the 2016-17 season. West Ham are ranked 17th in the world with a wage bill estimated to reach £95m next season.

Official financial numbers for the 2016-17 campaign won’t be revealed until later this year at the earliest and by spring 2018 for many. Hence numbers are based on previous spending and estimated increases.

Premier League wealth under the new £5.5 billion TV deal should mean most clubs in the league should be able to afford to compete with all but the world’s very biggest clubs in terms of wage deals for stars.

Premier League spending on transfers last summer was close to £1.2bn, almost double the figure from three years earlier.

This summer it is likely to reach £1.5bn. At a time when ‘ordinary’ Premier League players could start to command fees of £20m and basic wages of £50,000 a week to play in teams who may struggle.


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

One comment on “Hammers have the 17th biggest wage bill in the world

  1. So we are 17th highest wage payers in the world, we are 17/18th biggest club, we have the 7th/8th biggest attendance in Europe, we have the biggest digital TV screen, of course, we spend the 7/8th most every season on players in the premiership, we pay the 7/8th most in wages in the premiership. I expect that we will record the biggest transfer in our history this summer and record our highest net spend ever this summer. We certainly have the strongest ever squad in my memory. We finished 7th in Slavens first season and frankly should’ve got top 4 and finished 11th this season and should’ve got 8th. Room for improvement yes but I reckon we are due a cracking season under this board and Slaven.

    No progress there then?

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