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Hammers transfer budget revealed


money_in_footballWest Ham’s summer transfer budget is around £62m mark rising to as high £80m if further players are sold this summer.

The Hammers have averaged £45m spend each summer which appears to be base Summer transfer budget.

Surplus left over from the £25m sale of Dimi Payet after buying Snodgrass and Fonte adds £7m to the pot.

The sale of Nordveit adds another £4m while the imminent sale of Enner Valencia will add another £6m.

That adds up to £62m with the club said to be prepared to spend up to £50m on one exceptional player.

The £20m amount saved from not buying Simone Zaza is not factored in as we understand it would have come out of this summer’s transfer budget.

If further players depart the Hammers this summer could have more funds available

A Fehougli departure could add £4m, Robert Snodgrass might add £10m and Ashley Fletcher as much as £4m adding another £18m to the transfer pot.

The sale of the Boleyn Ground for £38m last season doesn’t factor to the transfer budget £15m went to the Stadium owners £23m was used to pay off bank debts and fit out the club store and stadium so it balanced itself out.
It is true we get extra TV money from the Premier League and extra stadium revenue from ticket sales. TV rights money grew from £86.2m in 2015/2016 to £121.8m last season, an increase of £35.6m and the ticket sales at the London Stadium is claimed to add another £12m
In theory, we have an extra £47.6m of regular income but the board will argue much of this will go on increased wages and other costs associated to the move to the London Stadium.
Many current West Ham players have been offered bumper contracts with millions added on to the wage bill. Lanzini’s new contract could reach £90,000 per week and incoming strikers could command over £100,000 per week. We are also likely to see the end of pay day loans as the club finance itself with regards to cash flow.

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  • noaksey1 says:

    Exceptional players do not want to join WHU.Look at the history-Lacazette,Batshuayi,Bacca,Iheanacho,Giroud-need I go on.

  • Hammer64 says:

    I saw a stat yesterday that we have bought more players (64)over the last 5 seasons than all current PL sides, except Watford, Huddersfield, Bournemouth, CP & Brighton. It didn’t compare the amounts spent though & obviously there is a difference between quantity & quality.

  • Hammerkip says:

    I’m sorry but that is just rubbish they must have more of a budget than that with everything added in something is not right ..if they want to be va top six club that certainly won’t do it not even top ten …five years ago they said they wanted to be play championing league by now wich I think we all thought was a bit far .. That time is now so how can u expect to do that o. 60 mil ..before u all go mad I know there is other bills and so on but come on 60 mil with the the players gone last year za za money not needed TV Right s. The list goes on …wow I’m loosing interest atva rapid rate after hearing that …u can’t get quality striker’s for that

  • Stan The Man says:

    Here we go again.Mass delirium on the cards lol

    • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

      hehe I can’t remember how many times I have seen budgets revealed only for it to be more or less than the amounts mentioned but its probably close to 100% of them, to be honest the budget is irrelevant its about the quality of the players we buy. I seriously hope we do not sell Feghouli because he has quality, for me we shouldn’t be selling anyone else until we have seen their form in preseason, we have more than enough funds to buy a quality player if they are for sale and want to come.

    • Hammerkip says:

      Ha ha ha nothing bothers me Stan is back ..I love your posts …mass delirium ..hysteria ..are ur fav words why don’t you tell us what you think about west ham Stan not other peoples posts you must have an opinion ???

  • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

    Well the twins have always talked the talk ! But sully’s only got little legs 🙂 🙂
    Just wait till the season starts before putting on the pampers , you never know, we might pullout a couple of rabbits and everyone will be happy , 🙂

  • Radai Lama says:

    Seans just trying to set off all the Bungles & Zippies.He enjoys the meltdown he causes 😂

    • essexirons says:

      They all fall for it every day without fail. Each day that goes past where the 2xD’s don’t run to the atm there are soiled pants all over the place Lol 😂 where’s all the money gone? TV rights are over £100m every year so the club should be spending every penny on new signings. Only making £62m available is asking for trouble & maybe putting more in from player sales is only going to see us relegated.

  • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

    In one rads 🙂 he’s a very naughty boy 🙂

  • Radai Lama says:

    Maybe we should put a bid of 3.5mill in for Walters to outbid Burnley.I mean lets just buy for the sake of buying,it worked well last summer 😂
    Funny as,on the one hand the wetters dont want the same mistakes as last season but on the other hand they are shytting themselves because we aint signed anyone 😂😂
    Even geezers who normally have well lubricated asses are getting squeaky bums apparently 😀

  • norfolkhammer says:

    hey can I ask how many of you are season tkt holders? & how happy you were with the dross we put up with last season? ok it was a new stadium hardly any atmosphere apart from beating Chelski in the EFL cup & the spuds in the league not much else to shout about was there I was orig from Plaistow been out here 6yrs & on match days the travel from Norwich to Stratford as been a mare then the walk from station to the ground & back some match days not getting til 4 or 5 hours after a home game it makes you think is it worth it I’d just like to see some quality players brought in as would make the journeys alot happier for us fans who travel from out this way just saying

    • Radai Lama says:

      Of course i am & used to go too most away matches before my sprog nicked all my extra cash 😁.Even during the Hippo Head days when travelling to away matches wasnt sexy.
      Forget last season,its gone.The moaners soon forgot about the season before last season so same rules apply now dont they 😁

    • James says:

      Yes NH i am and travel down from Warwickshire every match with my son….He loves going so thats all that matters to me chief….I have seen worse and seen better…I dont hang on to a season that has gone no matter how poor….Give it a try it might lift the dark cloud…

    • JRS says:

      I was but am not this season with the commute and the environment and pain of getting to the grounds

  • Hammer64 says:

    1.Hope springs eternal as somebody said.
    2.It is only July 6.
    3. The owners are trying. Cut them a bit of slack.
    4. No we won’t get the likes of Lukaku, but we may still pick up a Sakho (a fit one!)
    5. The sun is shining- enjoy it.
    6. We over performed 2015/16 & under performed last year. Don’t get wound up about this season at least until it starts.

  • James says:

    I couldnt have put it better myself Hammer64…far too reasonable though…

  • mooro66uk says:

    Feel a bit sorry for you Norfolk Hammer but rather than dwell on the bad times remember the season before and hope the next one will be similar to that. Please don’t become one of the mob that continually bangs on about the board getting out/ not having a clue/ only in it for their own gain/ corrupt/ bad business men etc etc etc yawn. COYI X

  • JRS says:

    That is what I thought it was about half of what we made for staying up around £120m. £100m for Sky Tele and £20m plus for 11th place.
    And Everton just got an extra £60m for their Kitty form a deal with a Chinese bank and will get money every season.
    We news a Director of football badley who knows what they are doing in transfer mkt with youth and business. Walsh as been great for Everton.
    And this days it is too much for one person that’s why most clubs have a director. Especially if that person is not savvy or shrewd

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