West Ham will face a number of financial hurdles to fund these summer signings of Pablo Fornals and Sebastien Haller.
The Hammers will experience another year of financial losses up to £28m this season on top of a similar deficit last season.
While they have sold £32m of outbound sales they must still find £32.5m to fund the £64.5m of new signings this summer on top of last summer’s spend of £89m which has an accumulative effect as most deals are paid in instalments.
To balance the books David Sullivan and David Gold will defer £45m of shareholder loans which were due for repayment in January 2020 with interest accrued and rolled forward. They also hope to sell fringe players in the form Jordan Hugill and Pedro Obiang.
A senior insider speaking to Claret and Hugh this evening explained all options are open and a rights issue (sha could even be considered which is where additional shares are offered to existing shareholders.