Irons have £4 million Song wages ready


West Ham have done the Alex Song sums and can find his £80k a week wages despite Financial Fair Play Regulations.

ClaretandHugh reported today that the club are ready to mount a big bid to take the player from Barcelona on a permanent deal next summer and we have since learned that wages are not an issue.

The Irons are at the upper limit of this year’s FFP £56m and that will automatically rise  by £4m to £60m next season.

Song is thought to want £80,000 per week to stay at the club which can be covered by the £4m.

Thus, the Hammers can offer the £80k and departing players will create more room for them to beat off other clubs who may try to tempt the Cameroon international.

Although Financial Fair Play may not be a big issue it could however trigger a wave a demands from agents and players wanting to re-negotiate contract terms..

Andy Carroll is currently the top earner with a basic with £85,000; Song would become  second highest earner with Nolan in third and Downing in forth places.

West Ham success on the pitch may raise the value of our players and by default their wage demands as West Ham move to the next level.

Song has made it clear that he wants to stay in England and his wife is particularly happy in London so the Hammers fancy their chances of landing the 27 year old.




About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Irons have £4 million Song wages ready

  1. Offload Andy Carroll, and there is No Problem! Carroll is not up to the High standard of striker signings and his salary not nit justifiable. AC does all the talking in the media non stop, not on the pitch.

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