Hammers spending fund gets a boost

Alex Song - the most expensive of the Hammers loan signings last season.

Alex Song – the most expensive of the Hammers loan signings last season.

West Ham have had no enquiries for any of their players but the release of several loanees has released around £200k a week in wages as the club continues its hunt for new stars.

A top source inside the club have revealed the precise wage bills of the four players who have now gone back to their clubs and given the number of games they played it doesn’t make great reading:

Alex Song – £60k a week – was on first team duty 15 times

Victor Moses – £50k plus clauses – 27 appearances

Carl Jenkinson – £40k (injured) – 23 appearances

Emmanuel Emineke  £30k – 17 appearances.

It has to be remembered also that many of the ‘appearances’ came as substitutes.

The total wages now available for new players is approaching £7.5 million and with players for whom the club will entertain bids that could grow  well in advance of £10 million.

Enner Valencia, Diafra Sakho and James Tomkins are among those who may interest clubs with Slaven Bilic having, striker right back and central defence, as his main obectives this summer.

We were told by our main source: “It’s fair to say that’s where we are looking but at this stage everybody is at the Euros and there’s likely to be little action until after that.”



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