Hammers summer investment could reach £110m


javier-hernandez1With the imminent arrival of Arnautovic and Hernandez West Ham could take their potential summer spending to £110m in fees and committed wages.

Javier Hernandez is likely to cost a transfer fee close £18m while Arnautovic will cost £20m plus up to £5m of add-ons. On top of this £43m is a large signing on fee for Pablo Zabaleta and agents fees will bring the grand total to a potential £50m although much of this will be paid in instalments.

MarkoThe committed spend on wages is also thought to top an additional £60m over the term of the incoming players contracts. Joe Hart will earn £85,000 per week from the 48 weeks he will be on loan for West Ham adding £4m to the wage bill for one season.  Hernandez wage package of a £80,000 per week basic plus add-ons of up to £60,000 per week could add nearly £22m over his proposed three-year contract.  Arnautovic is said to be poised to sign a five-year deal on wages thought to be £80,000 per week basic plus add-ons which would take his wages to £5m per or £25m over his five-year term. Zabaleta is also thought to be on £80,000 per week plus add-ons meaning his wage bill could cost £9m over his two-year contract.

In fairness and for balance, net spend on transfers is likely to be around £30m as the Hammers look to receive up to £20m from outbound players. Valencia £6m, Nordveit £5m, Fehougli £4m & Randolph £5m.

Saved wages should total £360,000 per week from Arebeola -£65,000 per week, Tore -£60,000 per week, Nordveit – £45,000 per week, Feghougli – £60,000 per week, Calleri -£40,000 per week, Randolph – £30,000 per week and Valencia – £40,000 per week.  Oxford on loan -£20,000 per week.

The four incoming players will earn up to £415,000 per week between them meaning a net increase of £55,000 per week or around £2.8m per year.

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  • markro says:

    Sounds a fair whack, but we have unloaded one or two and Snoddy and Feggy’s days look numbered. Sakho and Carroll must be looking over their shoulders too (if Sakho can turn his head that far).

  • Radai Lama says:

    Paobla Zabelta
    Have you been on the juice already this morning Sean 😁

  • bubs says:

    With Valencia gone snodgrass and Feggolui going most probably Sakho or Carroll making way we will be making big savings
    I also think Ayew will go before the end of the window being replaced by possible Gray there will be a saving
    Bigger crowds bring in more bucks if we are going to breach the top 7 or 6 we still need possible 1 more midfielder to cover Lanzini and 1 more forward to cover Hernandez
    Remey or Bony would be cheaper options and give us class cover
    But the squad looks great unless we have many more Kouyate injuries before the season starts but it’s time we let Cullen,Samuel,Burke,Rice Martinez,Fletcher Quina loose to see if they have the ability to hold down a first team spot

  • Gaz says:

    Paobla Zabelta is he the chap we got from Machentsert Ciyt who has now been edited to become Pablo Zabaleta.He must have a split personality

  • Chicharito says:

    Be interested on a view of the Net position though. Fees and wages saved for Nordveldt, Valencia, Randolph and Snodgrass, wages saved on loans that ended.

    • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

      Yes I am sure Sean will provide that at some point Chich obviously if we do better in the league and cups and get Europe next season then we will have more money.

  • sharklazer says:

    Could have, should have, would have – £18m + £20m does not equal £110m and never will.

  • Travis says:

    Which is why it said ‘could take potential spending too’ and wages or do you gloss over the bits that dont suit you.

    • RayStewartsRightPeg says:

      Oh here we go, the Hammerettes attacking someone who doesn’t tow the party line. Watch out Sharklazer…only a matter of time before you’re accused of troublemaking.

      • Gaz says:

        Give it a rest Ray i got bored enough of reading your woe is me chip on the shoulder dross yesterday without you continuing it.
        Im in no clique,i only post when i have free time but you still bored the pants off of me yesterday.

      • Gaz says:

        The most amusing part…you wouldnt say anything to them about being Hammerettes to their faces im sure.But all the big talk on here.

  • JRS says:

    3 years deal for Chicarito which I thought we would do.
    But a 5 year deal for Marko who is 28 going on 29. Why not a 3 year as well. Seems long contract for his age to me. But of they are happy to spend it just hope it doesn’t hurt us later

  • JRS says:

    I also think we need to keep Ayew bc he is Versatile and to Push Marko to get the best out of him and have competition bc Ayew has a good record in 2 seasons in premier just was out half season with Injury but manage 6 goals totaling 18 in season in half not shabby.
    And say we sell Snodgrass who has a # of suitors now but we need back up for Antonio and Feghouli of the 2 would be better option in my opinion.
    Bilic wants both but said he has to sell one and Snodgrasa could fetch us £8m with everyone else going for £5m seems running #

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