Rav departure could fund Sakho deal

sakho-diafra_3214372Diafra Sakho’s improved contract and pay deal is likely to be funded by the ppssible departure of Ravel Morrison.

Sakho’s revised pay deal which could more than triple his weekly basic of around £7,5000. plus appearance bonuses.

The striker has made just eight full appearances in a claret and blue shirt so factoring in the African Nations Cup, and the manager’s hint at team rotation, he is unlikely to achieve the 25 appearance mark until the end of this season.

West Ham have previously confirmed we are right up to the upper limit on the FFP players wage cap with little room for manoueuvre.

So the  release of Ravel Morrison at the end of his contract this summer would release another £15,000 per week of which £10,000 per week can be re-invested in Diafra Sakho.

The FFP wage limit will also rise by another £4m  (£77,000 per week) next season allowing further negotiation of contracts such as Mark Noble’s  and  maybe bringing in new players in the summer.

The probable release of Carlton Cole after his 18 month contract expires this summer is likely to bring in a further £30,000 per week/£1.5m per year in wages giving us more options for next season.



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

2 comments on “Rav departure could fund Sakho deal

  1. It’s good to see the Chairman making a big public statement, both to the player and any other interested clubs, that we value and are not interested in cashing in on our better players. What a summer window and what a season so far. COYI

  2. You did not comment on Vaz Te (how much for a unused sub ) Jarvis future or not (enough money from WBA to buy Jenks) O,Brien or he is cheap cover for the odd 15 mins once a month,I still think at 21 if he puts the effort in he could save us millions in years to come,I agree in the summer we can let Cole go and replace him with Elliot Lee (he is ready and by then will be fit) I would learn by are best buy this year and look no further than Ipswich for our next big buy ? If Fulham wants Morrinson only let him go if Burns comes the other way.

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