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Milenkovic v Zouma: The finances

Both Kurt Zouma and Nikola Milenkovic have been mentioned as David Moyes centre back targets this week but one is considered cost-effective than the other.

Chelsea is said to want to double their money and value Zouma at £25m after paying £12.5m to Saint Etienne in 2o14.

His wages are modest by Chelsea standards reported to be £46,000 per week for the 26-year-old

23-year-old Milenkovic is said to be available for £12.8m from Fiorentina and is claimed to earn £23,000 per week in Italy.

The Serbian has just one year left on his contract and is said to be keen on a move to West Ham.

Zouma has been offered in a part-exchange deal to Sevilla and has been offered to several other clubs including Spurs.

It is said he would prefer to remain in London.

At almost double the transfer price and double the wages, I am not sure we would be getting double the player on Zouma.

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4 comments on “Milenkovic v Zouma: The finances

  1. I would not be too concerned here about the finances here, its all about ability, about youth and potential. There is no comparison between these two players, forget about finances this is about football and what’s best for West Ham from a football ambition perspective. Signing Milenkovic is exactly the signing that will keep DR at the London Stadium. Finances only come into a discussion if you are talking about players of equal ability.

  2. I believe that’s how finances for players work: you don’t get twice the player for twice the money, you get a little bit more for a lot of money. You can get a league one player for a million, and a top player for 100 million, is the top player is 100 times better? Not at all.

    We should be buying the best we can afford, rather than try and perform an ability per £ equation. (And best isn’t necessarily most expensive, I don’t know Milenkovic well enough to have an opinion on what one is actually better.)

    • Value is Quality/Cost. Above the base EPL skill threshold, value drops precipitously. We need good EPL value.

  3. I would love to see both Zouma and Milenkovic signing for West Ham. It’s not gonna happen I know, but in Moyes I trust so I am not really concerned about which one we are going to sign.

    I don’t know, I am leaning more towards Zouma I guess.

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