Hammers net spend hits £32.5m this summer

The Hammers net spend excluding possible add-ons has hit £32.5m following the signing of record signing Sébastien Haller today.

The summer has already seen the departures of Edimilson Fernandes £6.75m Lucas Perez £2m Sam Byram £750,000 and Marko Arnautovic £22.5m totalling £32m of outbound sales although it should be stressed not all of that has been received up front.

Pablo Fornals is reported to have cost £24m in instalments while Sebastian Haller is said to have cost £40.5m over the first 18 months meaning a total outlay of £62.5m.

That leaves the current West Ham net spend just over the summer transfer budget with chances of more big-money signing unlikely unless further players are sold.

Jordan Hugill £4m, Pedro Obiang £8m and Javier Hernandez £10m are all possible candidates to raise more funds before the transfer window is over but loans, free agents and cheap transfers will also be considered as Manuel Pellegrini puts the final touches to his 2019/2020 Premier League squad.


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

9 comments on “Hammers net spend hits £32.5m this summer

  1. Hugh, no offence to your figures but I would be shocked if we not all our incomings have not been paid up front. Secondly Fornals and Haller we have not outlayed 24m and 40m upfront. We had a budget of 30m plus, sales have been 32m so I would say that we have 62m plus savings on salaries from the release of Any Carroll and Nasri. I would say we have approx. 70m there in total. We probably have paid 30m up top for Haller and 15m for Fornals so 45m so we have 20-25m in budget plus further sales. We need to sell Hugil, Obiang, Sanchez, Hernandez, Oxford to raise our budget to 50m as we need two top signings still. We need to replace Arnie and we need a top midfielder to play alongside Rice.

  2. What about annualised wages savings I estimate currently running at around 12m.

    Puts us 10m under budget currently surely.

  3. Pellegrini doesn’t do loans as part of his team

  4. We have let 12 leave so far, freeing up a lot of wages, of the two players out of five signed for fees, the reported salaries are not excessive in current terms. £32.5m net is a big outlay, but by my calculations we should have plenty left in the kitty for the wages for loan players and freebies of a high calibre.

  5. Still worried.We need a defensive midfielder and right back plus back up striker as a bare minimum.

  6. Wouldnt be looking to get rid of Hernanadez. Would like to see him along side Haller

  7. Carlos sanchez needs to go

  8. With Byram gone, and hopefully Hugill on the way somewhere, will we have enough ‘home grown’ players left in the first-team squad?

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