Hammers wage savings updated


The departures of Adrian, Andy Carroll and Samir Nasri, Edmilson Fernandes and Lucas Perez in June have saved around £300,000 per week off West Ham’s wage bill or £15.6m annually.

Marko Arnauotovic’s £125,000 per week and Sam Byram’s £25,000 per week pay packets have saved another £150,000 per week bringing the total to something around £450,000 per week or £23.4m annually.

The new signings of Roberto, David Martin and Pablo Fornals are claimed to have added less than £85,000 per week and with Sébastien Haller on a reported £70,000 per week meaning the total additions add up to a reasonable £155,000 per week which leaves around £295,000 per week to play with equating to £15.3m per annum.

Jordan Hugill £35,000 per week. Reece Oxford £20,000 per week, Pedro Obiang £50,000 per week and Javier Hernandez £145,000 per week could yet be offloaded changing the figures yet again before the transfer window ends.

The Hammers are still keen to trim their wage bill from last season to stay within FFP regulations but with these numbers, they could trim the wage bill and re-invest in a loan or free agent before the window ends.

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  • Stubbo says:

    Why couldnt they reinvest those savings in capital payments for an actual purchase? Saved money is money to the budget surely?!

    Plus arent the FFP rules changing so the wage cap is going?

    • Tony Pezzolesi says:

      Regardless of FFP it is madness to have a wage bill higher than your income. Our owners may be lots of things you don’t like but they will never risk the club financially

  • Whammer1 says:

    Haller on £70k “reputable ” I recon it’s Chich still on the want away list or he gonna stay a bit…? Can’t see him getting “145k” at Valencia or anywhere for that matter.. can Haller play in a 1 up formation? ?keep Chich and get Xande S in the squad as well..happy days COYI

  • Dom says:

    It seems crazy how we’re improving our squad and saving money. It just goes to show how much we’ve overpaid on average players in the past. I’d suggest a small amount of those saved funds could go towards keeping Lanzini happy. He should be on comparable wages to Haller in my opinion.

    • I’m not at all sure about Lanzini.I think the boss will look at midfield up til Jan and the start making some decisions on who can go. If Wilshere stays fit he looks more the part tha Manu at the mo for me

  • Flynn says:

    The money we have saved in wages should be added to the budget.

    Hernandez has to be sold, he’s not worth the wages and he will walk for nothing next season.

  • Hollywood Hammer says:

    Agree with Chicharito being sold.He is not worth 140k a week and has had enough time to prove He can put in 15 goals a season.Its not going to happen.We can get another top scorer for that amount.I just don’t see Chicharito doing it.

  • mooro66uk says:

    The transfer window closes shortly. On these figures we will save £885,000 in that time. If this was added to the buying budget, would it make any difference? The savings are miniscule compared to players’ prices.

  • Hammer64 says:

    Sean- aren’t the PL FFP rules based on losses over three years now, rather than the wage bill/revenue ratio?

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