Hammers squad worth absolute fortunes

James Tomkins of West Ham United celebrates scoring the winning  goal

The sale of James Tomkins is the best piece of Hammers player trading we have done in 15 years.

Ten million pounds for a home-grown player who is considered a fringe player and often fourth choice centre back by the manager has to be considered  a fantastic piece of business despite fan sentiment.

And the Tomkins sale shows also that for the first time in many years the club has star performers who are worth an absolute fortune.

Dimi Payet leads the way of course and his Euro 2016 exploits have pushed him into the stratosphere where a figure of £60 million is being freely mentioned although thankfully the message from the club remains the same – he is going nowhere. Payet looks set to lead his country all the way according to Euro 2016 betting odds of William Hill.

Aaron Cresswell could be worth anything up to £20 million whilst Michail Antonio has increased his value bya millions.

Cheik Kouyate is seen as being worth around £25 million, Manu Lanzini could be worth anything and keeper Adrian is one of the best in the world.

None are leaving of course but sometimes it’s a good idea to sit back and look at where we are now in comparison to even 12 months ago and beyond.

In 2000/2001 we sold the home-grown Academy crown jewels of Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard for a combined £29m of profit.

Since then we haven’t fared so well in offloading unwanted players. When we look at players sold for £1m or more in the last fifteen years.

For the record he’s a lst of the major sales since 2003-05…we are now in a very different place:

O 2003/2004 we sold Glenn Johnson for £6m, Jermain Defoe for £7m, Joe Cole £6.6m, Trevor Sinclair £2.5m, Frederic Kanoute £3.5m and David James £2m (Kanoute  was purchased for £4.8m)

O 2004/2o05 we sold Michael Carrick for £2.75m

O 2005/2006 we sold Elliot Ward for £1m

O 2006/2007 We sold Nigel Reo Coker for £7.5m and Tyronne Mears for £1m  (Reo coker was purchased for £638,000)

O 2007/2008 We sold Marlon Harewood for £4m, Paul Konchesky for £2m and Yossi Benayoun for £5m

O 2008/2009 We sold Anton Ferdinand for £8m Craig Bellemy for £14m George McCarthy for £4.5m and Matthew Etherington for £2m (Bellemy purchased for £9.5m)

O 2009/2010  We sold James Collins for £5m

O 2011 We sold Allesandro Diamanti  for £1.8m

O 2011/2012 We sold Scott Parker for £6m  (purchased for £8.25m)

O 2012/2013  We sold Nicky Maynard for £1.5m and Sam Baldock for £1.5m

O 2015/2016  We sold Momo Diame for £3.5m, Matt Jarvis for £2.5m and Stewart Downing for £5.5m



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 squad worth absolute fortunes

  1. Defenders rarely go for the big bucks.There may be the odd exceptions but in the main they are the poor citizens of the transfer window.We have got 10 million quid for a player who wasnt even a regular.Comparing this fee to a possible 50 million for Stones is silly.Stones has that valuation because one of the more money than sense clubs will dig into their pockets for him,much the same as Sterling at 49 million.You can’t start judging all transfer fees on one silly bit of business by one of the wealthy clubs.

  2. What selling Tonks really shows is that the manager is setting an example to everyone that he wont tollerate rocking the boat, by moaning about lack of game time.
    For the same reason I believe he will sell Sako if at all possible, dispite the fact that we all want him to stay.
    It’s not a bad ploy, as long as we get the right replacements. Hopefully Burke will take up the challenge for Tonks, and we get enough quality replacements up front.

  3. Im getting the distinct impression that a fair few of our fans seem to know more about players than our manager.Many remarks about selling Tomkins being a bad move.Which begs the question why are they not Premier League managers or managing at all lol

  4. We are all managers at heart Ray lol
    I was a fan of Tonka but I can see why he has been sold.So we move on.I dont agree with the thought process of fans who think we should have kept him because he is one of our own or because he came through the academy.The Premier Lg doesn’t work like that anymore.I should imagine they live in ginger bread houses & have unicorns in the paddock.

  5. You can blather on as much as you like about it being good business etc. I’m afraid I think it was very bad business. Tommo would have been great to see us right at least till summer next year, when Collins might retire (?).
    Chances are we will now make the youngstgers step up far too soon – I think they need Championship exposure for a year.
    Yes, I do trust Slav, but don’t ask me to jump for effing joy, because I ain’t. In fact I’m effing unhappy about it:
    A 27 year old at the peak of his career? Crazy!
    And what defender DOESN’T make the odd mistake… cough, splutter ….er…. Reid?…er…Collins? Is that a reason to sling them out? NO! So why Tomkins, then? I’m sad, frustrated and deeply unhappy, and I supect I’m not the only one. Tommo wasn’t a poor 2nd rate defender; he always stepped up the the plate. RB? No prob; he just does it an makes a good job of it….and against Swansea (he was the only one to put in a decent cross)….Still, it’s crying ove spilt milk now…
    My only consolation is that hopefully Tommo is going to a good attacking team, and show his skills more often than at WHU. I wish him all the very best. He was one of our own…

  6. Well personally I will never get my knickers all twisted over a bloomin’ footballer player.Im sure the crocodile tears will soon dry up.Good luck.

    • Yeah, bet you look lovely in knickers, and are far too clever to get them in a twist, of course! So, what do you go for, then Ray; satin or lace? Matching pink bra??

  7. You are far too intelligent for me Cometh the moment,cometh the mouth.Real rib tickling comments.Do you specialise in playschool humour.

  8. No Ray, I specialise in being a sad w@anker!

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