Jelavic fee agreed …but not at £9m!


jelavic (1)West Ham are set to receive a humble £1.5 million for Nikica Jelavic.

Despite reports that the club is set to receive anything from between £4 million to £9 million for the striker we revealed on February 2 that the fee would be less than they paid for him.

The fee of £9 million mentioned in fact relate to Jelavic’s wages whilst the £4 million suggested by a national newspaper some days ago is incorrect.

Jelavic has today arrived in China as he aims to complete the deal and the club confirmed to us today: “There is a fee involved of around £1.5 million which of course represents a loss on what we paid. ”

The story first appeared in CandH under the headline

Jelavic follows the likes of Chelsea’s Ramires who moved east earlier this month to join Jiangsu Suning in a stunning £25million deal. Newcastle United’s Cheikh Tiote is also wanted to play in Beijing.

Jelavic joined West Ham from Hull City in the last transfer window and has scored three goals in 13 appearances, 11 of them as sub.

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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!"

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  • bubs says:

    Was a stop gap the same as Calton but even he would have scored on Saturday when Emenike gave Norwich a point,
    That might sound a bit harsh but we have been harsh on Jelavic all season,
    Cost us only 1 million and scored a couple of important goals,

  • winslow says:

    When Noble lifts the F.A cup at Wembley in May we can all remember Jellavic’s late goal against Wolves…

  • westhamwag says:

    Why are we letting players go without getting at least what we paid for them Zarate, Jarvis and now Jelavic – most clubs make a profit on their players when they are sold. Yes we are getting them off the wage bill but we shouldn’t be giving them away so cheap.

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