Henry’s miserly FC Toronto earnings


small_320_doneilhenryNew Hammers signing Doneil Henry earned a basic annual salary the equal of most Premier League performers weekly wage at around  $75,000 ($87,033.33 with bonuses) whilst with FC Toronto.

That is around £56,000 per year so or just over £1,000 per week.

His team mate and former Hammer Jermain Defoe meanwhile earned $6,180,000 for the same season at Toronto.

MLS wages are published every season by the players union and it demonstrates that in value for money terms the Hammers have picked up an ultra bargain!.

Although Henry’s Irons deal is clearly worth considerably more  than £56,000 per year it still represents terrific value  in a league where the average Premier League footballer earns £35,000 per week (£1.8m per year).

A source told ClaretandHugh: “Doneil is a great prospect and serious value for money. We think he is one for next season but could play at a push.”

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  • philtheiron says:

    The lad is clearly a talent and also clearly one for the future. So it makes you laugh when you hear lazy journo’s making up stories about his signing being proof of reid’s leaving! As if a young lad making his way in the mms could ever be a direct replacement for a seasoned prem defender! COYI!

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