The departures of Adrian, Andy Carroll and Samir Nasri, Edmilson Fernandes and Lucas Perez in June have saved around £300,000 per week off West Ham’s wage bill or £15.6m annually.
Marko Arnauotovic’s £125,000 and Sam Byram’s £25,000 weekly pay packets have saved another £150,000 per week bringing the total to something around £450,000 per week or £23.4m annually.
Yesterday’s departure of Pedro Obiang saved another £48,000 per week or £2.5m annually.
The new signings of Roberto, David Martin and Pablo Fornals are claimed to have added less than £85,000 per week and with Sébastien Haller on a reported £70,000 per week meaning the total additions add up to a reasonable £155,000 per week which leaves around £343,000 per week of savings equating to £17.8m per annum.
Jordan Hugill £35,000 per week. Reece Oxford £20,000 per week and Javier Hernandez £145,000 per week could yet be offloaded changing the figures yet again before the transfer window ends.
The Hammers are still keen to trim their wage bill from last season after making losses last season and are predicted to lose a similar amount again. It remains to be seen whether some of these wages will be re-invested into the squad in terms of loans or free transfers.