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Hammers will be held to ransom

Sullivan taking control

West Ham will be facing a significant problem when moving into the transfer market this summer.

Yes, with the first payment from Arsenal plus the ability to borrow against the balance we are in a position to buy relatively big.

And to put a few misapprehensions in place, the Rice money and that raised by selling other players. is not the only cash we have because the board have always put extra in where needed,

However, there is no doubt that having seen Rice sold for a record British fee, other clubs will hold us to ransom when we move for players.

David Sullivan has shown in the handling of the former captain’s transfer why he has taken back control of the budget after Moyes and Newman that he is pretty good at that end of the business.

And he will have be sharper than ever as clubs look to take the mickey when quoting prices for the players we want.

 

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

One comment on “Hammers will be held to ransom

  1. arsenal are now playing more games with us, delaying payments, they got the hump because we threatened to pull the plug on the rice deal.
    now they are delaying the rice money, that will have a huge effect on our signings, losing targets to other teams.
    FFP are watching us , so more hindrance, how does that work, can you explain it, is it only money generated from sales a team can spend, or does it include other money from gate sales, winning the europa cup, etc.
    how much can the board put into the kitty, please advise, thank you.

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