Irons set to break spending records

Gold sullivan BradyWest Ham are ready to spend big again in next summer’s transfer market – probably even outstripping this year’s £35 million outlay.

We may be  headed for a quiet January with zero cash available for players and FFP levels reached, but next summer will be a different proposition.

The club has regularly made it clear that the final Boleyn year and the opener at the Olympic Stadium are the most important in the club’s history when our future must be secured.

Ahead of this season David Gold made it clear to this site that relegation in the final year of at Upton Park was unthinkable  in any circumstances which is why the board exceeded all other transfer market spends in the summer.

They see next season in exactly the same way and Slaven Bilic could be handed up to £50 million as the club moves to the often mentioned “next level.”

ClaretandHugh was told during conversations earlier today: “Next season is massive, quite as big as this one in a very different way – we are building a club for the future and that will take money, possibly more than before. Premier League status is everything!

“We are ready to meet the challenge.There will be departures and we will be looking at young and hungry performers. We are changing the profile in the transfer market. It costs money and we are ready for that.”


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2 comments on “Irons set to break spending records

  1. Good – the injuries to Sakho, Payet and Valencia are showing that we still lack strength in depth – we’re in a better podition than in previous years but it is still not strong enough!

    Obviously, a right-back and cover should be the highest priority but you can’t have enough quality!

  2. I’m all for this so long as we don’t do a Chelsea and buy overpriced ‘stars’ at the expense of bringing our youngsters through. And doesn’t increase ticket prices!

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