West Ham are sitting on a fresh £7 million wage pot after the departure of loaned players from the season.
The club have seen Carl Jenkinson (£2 million in loan fee and wages) return to Arsenal following injury and others who will now be on their way back plus one who will be released will give the club further £5 million.
Alex Song’s wage and loan fee of £2 million is available along with £1.5 million for Victor Moses and a further £1.5 for Emmanuel Emineke.
On top of that the club will allow Joey O’Brien to leave which will add another £1 million to the cash available for new players.
With the club now actively looking to offload Enner Valencia for around £12 million to China and with a further £1.2 million windfall from Middlesbrough’s promotion following the transfer of Stewart Downing, the summer outlook is set fair.
It means that if the club get the price they want for Valencia, the manager will have around £20 million at his disposal before the club touch any of the TV money.
ClaretandHugh was told this morning: “We have our plans in place and clearly there is a chink of money available from the departure of the loanees immediately.”