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Pellegrini paying the cost of massive wages

West Ham have pushed their wage bill to the absolute limit this season and are in danger paying the consequence of sanctions if not controlled next season.

Pellegrini has bought in a number of more experienced players either on free transfers or low transfer fees but with huge wage demands.

Lucas Perez, Jack Wilshere and Carlos Sanchez command huge wages which reach six figures per week per player which other factors and club expenses are factored in.

Paoblo Zabaleta is another player favored by the gaffer commanding massive wages who will cost a small fortune next season to keep on the wage bill.

There is an argument that Pellegrini should be investing in younger players who command a higher transfer fees but lower wages to help build a better future.

Andriy Yarmolenko, Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena are three examples where transfer fees were paid but wage packages were considerably less the other mentioned above.

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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

3 comments on “Pellegrini paying the cost of massive wages

  1. Sanchez I never understood I’d if rather keep Fernandes who we could of actually used this season has done well w Fiorentina & is versarile.
    But I have always been a fan if wage structure.
    Rather buy more fee lower wage . But even Diop is on a huge wage £70k to Bakbuenas £30k. Diop peob made £20-30k at Toulouse.
    I was surprised how much we started Anderson on too £110k & then Yarmo £100k I like him but at 29 his wages injuries big punt.
    He said youth & pace & then some signings screamed opposite. Tho I’m big fan of Pelle

    And Carroll, Perez & if we can loan or sell of Sanchez & Wilshere that’s almost £400k alone.

    I also don’t think MO was fan if giving Arnie a new do.
    They hard balled Rice for £30k & can say he is are most important player & Fabianski. Take Eicw out & our spine would be gone

    Why we shouldn’t get Shelvey high wages injury prone get Joan Jordan who I’ve mentioned low release clause.
    If Arnie goes too I’d get Rondon but besides that I’d make our other Signings 28 or younger pref younger

  2. What I really long for is stability – John Lyall anyone?

    However Pelle has to be judged in the same way as his predecessors – his first season now will not be as good as Slav’s first season

    With SLav the warning signs were already there in the first season (Swansea at home) – the last three games (including Huddersfield – Palace showed how to beat then this past weekend) have shown glaring warning signs – we are just too open – 442 need steh wide players to offer protection to the fullbacks which didn’t happen on Saturday – so Pelle turn your anger on yourself as well

    SLav was criticised for some of his buys – teh jury is still out on many of Pelle’s

    In hindsight I am not sure that the Arnie saga has been handled any better than the Payet saga –

    So Pelle you now have 6 games to save your job (certainly we cannot afford to lose all 6 to add to the Everton defeat) – that should prove motivation enough

  3. Anything less than 50pts has to be seen as a poor season for a manager who had a full preseason & a big transfer budget. So let’s see what we end up with. My guess is under 50, but a lot might depend on whether teams we now play that have bigger fish to fry put out weakened sides. Otherwise we will get little from Man U, Chelsea, Spurs, Leicester or Watford. They are all better than us by some way.

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