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Irons duo lift summer window financial pressure

West Ham believe two winter signings have put them in a very healthy position to avoid relegation should the season restart.

And key insiders have told ClaretandHugh that the arrivals of Tomas Soucek and Jarrod Bowen has given them most of what they needed for a new Premier League season.

It’s good news that the club’s major business was done ahead of the global health scare which will leave transfer window funds low across the board.

With £4 million of the fee already paid up front the Hammers will fund the remaining £17 million to make the recently voted Czech Player of the Year’s move to the London Stadium permanent.

One source told CandH by ‘phone: “We saw him as a key winter signing for months – the missing piece in midfield.  Having brought him in it will ease the the financial burden  on the summer spend given the current circumstances.”

The club are thrilled too they clinched the arrival of Jarrod Bowen with 10 minutes of Deadline Day to go. He is looking a total bargain in a deal which could ultimately cot the club £23 million.”

As reported earlier it means the club is essentially now looking only for a striker – although a back-up left back may also be on the agenda.


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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