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Here’s what 30pc cut will mean to top six Irons earners

The Premier League wants footballers from the division’s 20 clubs to take a 30 per cent pay cut to cope with losses caused by the current health problems in the UK

And among the players at West Ham who will be worst hit are firstly highest earner Seb Haller who is understood to be on £6.3m a year.

The Frenchman – who hasn’t exactly been on fire this season, although it’s probably unfair to single him out – will see his wages fall to around £4.41m per year.

Surprisingly Andriy Yarolenko is believed to be the club’s second-highest earner on £5.99m per year and his drop would mean he is on a mere £4.2m per year.  Both Yarmolenko and the club’s third-highest earner Jack Wilshere are regularly injured and the former Gunner would see his cash fall to £3.64m per year from £5.2m. Felipe Anderson – on £4.4m per year would slip to £3m per annum Pablo Zabaleta from £3.9m to £2.7m and Michail Antonio from £3.64m to £2.54m

ClaretandHugh says: It’s really no surprise to see Seb Haller at the top of the earnings list after his near €50 million arrival last summer but the money paid to Andriy Yarmolenko and Wilshere in second and third places, demonstrates better than any words of ours, the idiocy which has to be attached to the decisions made by the previous management team. Yarmolenko was only remotely fit when he arrived and has had two lengthy absences since. Wilshere’s situation doesn’t need discussing and Pellegrini’s alleged insistence that he was given a three-year contract has always been seen as nothing less than the height of irresponsibility. Felipe Anderson’s wage is about par for the course and Zaba has been full value for his whilst nobody will argue with Michail Anderson’s earnings- he probably deserves more despite injuries. However, the current health scare demonstrates all over again the mad money crazed game we all support.

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6 comments on “Here’s what 30pc cut will mean to top six Irons earners

  1. Do you what the real figures would be after tax because i assume figures quoted are always gross income.

  2. Is it a cut or deferred payment?
    I suspect it was our glorious owners who wanted three years for sell on options.
    I am no fan of Wilshire but if he had played as much as he did at Bournemouth he would have been a decent buy.
    Our owners decide how much to play players, not the manager

    • It is deferment is the season is finished in front of crowds or a full cut if the season is not finished

    • Why are we talking about player’s wages, life has to go on, looking after people is what we all should want, not moaning about individuals wages but the people health is what we should be worried about.

  3. Sorry George but Wilshire wasn’t that good at Bournemouth and wasn’t liked according to some mates who support that team. Personally that geezer should either give most of his wages back and say his retiring and get out ASP. A disgrace as was whoever wanted another Carroll on our long term injury list sucking cash out of club and they knock people on the dole but it’s ok for us to pay obscene money to players that are a total risk because there cheap to buy or on a free. Wilshire might be a nice guy but to have no morals on picking up money for nothing when you know like Carroll your a liability and being paid more than workers that actually matter in life gets me really annoyed. Bad signings by this club and players demanding obscene wages hopefully will become a thing of the past now when football resumes. Support our great NHS WORKERS .

    • Spot on razor
      I never rated him even when he played for arsenal.He comes over as a bit cocky who thinks he is a better player than he is.
      Why the board accepted pellegrini’s request for a three year contract at 100k is anybody’s guess.

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