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Hammers net spend – the figures

The departure of Cheik Kouyate (right) to Palace at £9.5 million has barely made a dent in the Hammers net spend for the season.

And with only very fringe players being allowed to move on if the right offers comes in  it means the club’s overall expenditure has hit an all time high this season.

Here’s how the money has been spent and what it means in terms of the club’s bank balance:

Felipe Anderson        £35.5 million

Issa Diop                     £22 million

Andriy Yarmolenko  £18 million

Lukasz Fabianski     £7  million

Fabian Balbuena        £3.5 million

Departures

Kouyate                       £9.5 million

Reece Burke                £1.5 million

Net spend                 £75 million

That’s around £5 million above or spot on below the predicted figure the board were set to invest and is of course on top of a managerial and backroom staff costs of about £12 million a year and excluding signing on, agent fees or potential add-ons.

The figure could go even higher should the club complete anticipated deals for a new midfielder and striker  which are claimed to be requirements of the new manager.

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9 comments on “Hammers net spend – the figures

  1. A question rather than a comment. Surely these figures don’t include the millions paid to agents and signing-on ‘fees’?

  2. exactly there wilshere and Fredrick wont of been completely free, and lets not forget the signing of Pele would of cost us.

    If we sign another mid, and striker, that would put the icing on the top of a great window.

    Not selling Antonio is actually a real good bit of business.

  3. The perfect window for me is to sign the following 3 players, a DM (linked with Lille player), young lad from Benfica, and Gomes (21 year old striker from Uraguay). We are then in top 6 territory. I don’t believe this will happen but I can always dream. Three class players imo,

    • The young lad from Benfica, I presume you mean Joao Felix if he is available for £3m or whatever it was suggested would be a steal, looks a lot harder working than Quina with a high level of skill, don’t know Gomes and the Lille CDM Bissau or whatever his name was looks decent also as does the Paraguayan striker from Betis as you say Johnham unlikely but lets see 🙂

      • Just noticed the post about the Brazillian CDM looked decent on the clips but they all do don’t they.

  4. Bout time they did spend this kind of money but let’s be honest they wil! Have to spend this kind d of money most years if they want to push on.I hope they don’t think..well we spent 80 mil that will keep the fans happy for the min ..because that won’t wash ..I know it’s !Liverpool but they just spent 65 on a keeper so when you look at that it disn’t seem like a lot really.

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