The high cost of Amalfitano

amalfitMorgan Amalfitano is believed to have picked up a cool £2.5 million after being dumped by West Ham United.

The French midfielder left the club yesterday after the club decided to pay him off after a Boleyn stay which rarely hit the heights.

He appeared in the claret and blue 32 times and managed three goals before managing to tick off manager Slaven Bilic soon after the manager’s arrival.

The Hammers bosses had of course hoped that pace could break out between the two but the Croatian boss was having none of that. One day the full story behind the row between the pair may emerge.

There was never going to be a place for the former Marseilles player after that and eventually the board agreed on a pay-off package as they showed total support for their manger.

ClaretandHugh understands the cost of buying Amalfitano out of the last 21 months of his contract was between £2m and £2.5 million.

The chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold will have driven the hardest possible deal but on wages of around  £40,000 per week worth up to £3.5m over the 21 months  he can be expected to have picked up  70-75 per cent – the usual rule  of thumb.

And that suggest a figure of between £2m to £2.5m is now making its way into his bank account!

Nice work if you can get it!

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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

3 comments on “The high cost of Amalfitano

  1. Absolutely crazy the way the odd’s are stacked in the players favour these day’s, surely he was in breach of contract or this was gross misconduct, paying this amount out to sack a player…crazy

  2. Would a normal working man get a penny if he broke his contract of work NO
    I would have made him train by himself for 21 months,
    I hope he rots with his money and we need to look ar these players records with other clubs before we buy
    Another Hippo decision

  3. We will never understand?? Will we??.

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