Hammers reveal big summer plans



West Ham have very big plans indeed for next summer with no player off limits to them at this stage.

ClaretandHugh has learned that with the huge increase in TV money, the club are ready to add some “serious quality” to the squad again this season.

We have reported many times that there’s no cash available for January spending but the club are looking at one or possibly even two marquee signings in the summer.


One insider told us: “That we have no cash for January is old news. The real truth is really that we have too many players at the club and need to offload.”

“That will be the priority this winter. We need to start balancing things up a bit and are open to offers for certain players.

“We were absolutely determined to buildĀ realĀ depth in the squad for our last Boleyn season and have achieved that and will do so again in the summer when we will re-structure things again as we head for the Olympic Stadium.

“No player is off limits to us at this stage and our policy has been to start bring in top players on a regular basis.”

“As far as January is concerned there’s no real problem. Players are on the way back and you never pick up anything much at that time.”


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8 comments on “Hammers reveal big summer plans

  1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Free transfer … give him whatever wages he wants

  2. I think we’ll let some go in the summer such as:
    Then they will buy a decent right-back, and spend big on a winger and a striker.

  3. It sounds likely that James Collins will be allowed to go in January before his Contract expires in the summer, and hopefully Jarvis to Norwich – a right-back is urgently required!

  4. First job is to Beat Swansea , and then Aston Villa .. Till then it’s best to keep Quiet .
    Too much talk of injuries and missing players as if we have all the excuses in the World. Even with our injury list we should be beating or bettering Both Swansea & Villa .
    If it means playing Hoofball , then let’s play Hoofball . It’s points we need right now and over Christmas . The pretty stuff can come later when players return from injury .
    A top 4 finish is still definitely achievable if we play hard and fast . Straight down the middle with no quarter given . Pretty football has gotten into trouble in the past and , although it’s a crowd pleaser it has gotten us knowhere . Time to Hammer the nails in .
    Come on You Hammers .

  5. If you don’t like the west ham way Kevin then move on mate !!
    We got rid of the Muppet hippo for exactly that what you have stated !!
    He was told in a roundabout way to effhoof !!
    Time to move on !!! One way or the other !!!

  6. Shut up , johnboy . You talk as if you know the West Ham way , and nobody is allowed to have a say . We need point’s , if you have noticed .. And we need them badly .
    I don’t believe you read that I don’t like the way West Ham play … You invented that all by yourself . I am enjoying the way we are playing ( whilst we have the players to do it ) but needs must right now . Been a fan a lot longer than you that’s for sure . Have a look at our recent games and tell me ,, or Bilic ,, if you like ,, that we haven’t changed our style to suit our player availability .. Please shut up having a go at people for thier opinions .

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