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Hammers struggling to find cash-raising players

West Ham’s chances of raising cash to help transfer window moves this winter given the players that look obvious candidates for the exit door.

First we have Mr Carlos Sanchez who is out of contract in the summer anyway after making 12 Premier League appearances and is probably worth less than £1 million in real terms.

Albian Ajeti – with just five appearances to his name – is one of those the Irons would let go in a heartbeat but even were a club to be interested, given his record this season, we’d be lucky to get half the fee.

Roberto is of course another but the hopes of getting rid are about as negligible as it gets and Jack Wilshere is a lost cause in the transfer market.

A case could be made for PERHAPS selling either of Arthur Masuaku or Andriy Yarmolenko but the reality appears to be that we will be involved in the loan market with maybe the club digging deep for a decent striker if they can find one.

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18 comments on “Hammers struggling to find cash-raising players

  1. Masuaku can go as far as I am concerned looked disinterested against Arsenal and does not offer enough defensively . Ajeti not really been given an opportunity so not sure but if they can sell it might help fund another player , Sanchez can also be sold 1 million is 1 million for someone he’s age it’s better then nothing. Roberto well he cost us nothing so to get anything would be a bonus . I know for sure we need more strength in depth and will help keep us fresh.

  2. Sorry but where on Earth does all our revenue go.We always get this poor tale at the eve of every transfer window.Why doesnt Sullivan sell that huge mausoleum that he his wife and son Jack rattle about in.Its obscene that they stripped the squad down to its bare bones in the Summer leading to the collapse of the team and now the begging bowls will be out again in January.

    • Fully agree with you there should be mobey there available to help push us up the table were supposdly one wealthiest clubs well start putting it into practise or sell up simple as.
      Dont think they will have much choice soon as people are fed up with them i think the end is nigh for them.

    • Same every season under them to be honest. As usual we’re linked with everyone but a Hugill is the limit to expect.

  3. That’s what hat happen when you fill your squad with cheap options

  4. Ha ha ha eve of every window, we’re poor excuses start to flow


  5. Club is run like Poundland…….
    How are we ever going to progress with these couple of Spivs running the club.

  6. Why do we need to raise cash to buy?
    Adding in the late sake of Chicaritto our net summer figure was below budget and the wage bill was radically reduced.
    Those to get off the book if at all possible are Roberto, Sanchez, Zabeleta, Wiltshire and Hughil
    Any income will be a bonus but we’re better playing U-23 players and freeing up the bench.
    Ajeti can’t play for a third club in one season so he has to stay

  7. Obiang, Fernandez, Chicarito, Arnautovic, Perez, Byram and Oxford equal £48m of sales
    That surely has left something in the kitty

    • Haller – £45million
      Ajeti – £8million
      Fornals – £24million
      Cardoso – £2million

      = £79million

      Why do people struggle with simple maths? If we raised £48million and spend £79million then the funds have ****ing gone haven’t they…. Sick of everyone talking about millions of pounds like they’re ****ing penny sweets. Sullivan and Gold have been slowly decreasing the club debt which was £110million. If they keep us in the Premier League and get rid of that debt then I would class that as excellent club management. We need to be patient.

      • Finally, Stefan, someone who speaks sense rather than letting their emotions control their output. The club is being run efficiently. We have young players who will play for the first team in a year or two, the age of the squad was reduced in the summer and will be again this summer with the likes of Zaba and likely Reid gone, our newest players finally starting to show their worth. We have to live in the moment but plan for the future and that is what is going on with our club right now. Jesus, it wasn’t that long ago we were run by the Icelanders and in astronomical debt. Yes, it’s been a disappointing season but if the manager has abandoned his 4-2-3-1 and is willing to explore other options than we might still see a turnaround.

        Anyone else on here run/ran a football club? No,i didn’t think so

        Worst run club in the Premier League? That’s utter nonsense

  8. Arnautovic, Perez, , Chicarito, Obiang, Oxford, Fernandez, and Byram cones to £48m of sales last summer
    Surely something is left in the kitty

  9. Forget FFP no teams ever get penalised for it and when they do they appeal. Just pay the money, get the manager that can get us to the next level and buy the players we need. A net spend of £25m this season…. Sean feel free to correct that if its wrong. We have had enough of the PR spin directly or indirectly from the chairman, its fine if he cant take us to the next level we understand just get someone in sell them at least 51% of the club so they can take us there. If you love the club as much as you say then you shouldn’t have any problems releasing it, being a billionaire the club is a hobby that unfortunately other than making the numbers work the track record in progress has been poor with us consistently in the bottom half which shows including your time at Birmingham that survival is the highest level your clubs can reach.

  10. Chicarito Money ??!

  11. So this is the next level we were promised? 🤣🤣🤣 can’t see many supporters renewing their season tickets next season? Might as well support Dagenham and Redbridge or Southend at least they don’t make ‘ pie crust promises ‘ ???

  12. Leaks in the press for the past couple of weeks saying we are looking at a Keeper, defensive midfielder, CB & striker…
    now it’s, we got no money & no one to sell to raise any.. hahahaha the club is a joke.
    SuGo have asset stripped the club & put a charge on anything & everything that is worth more than tupence.

  13. Worst run club in the prem and maybe every other league I want us to get relegated playing in half empty stadium **** player’s on mega money and long contract’s

  14. I seriously wonder why a lot of our fans even support our beloved club. If it makes you so angry and desperately miserable then stop going. Go support a rich, successful team. Then we have the “sack the board” screechers. The board can
    only be sacked by the owners. The owners are the board. See the problem?
    The one above is the craziest yet. Sullivan should sell his home to sponsor our buying. Who in their right mind would even think of that?
    I have been a fan for over 60 years. I have seen it all. I’ve been through all the lows. In all that time I have never let it get to me. I get as disappointed as the rest when we exit a cup, lose to a poorer side or play abysmally but the next day it’s passed and on to the next game. There are plenty of our fans that are totally unrealistic. We don’t have the money to compete consistently with the big boys. The owners cannot find buyers until 2023 without losing 10s of millions to the owners of the stadium. Even after that the club would still be extremely expensive. Most investors try to buy cheaper clubs from lower divisions and build them up with the money they save.
    It’s a game of football lads. There are much more important things in the world to get angry about. COYI.

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