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The real cost of Sullivan’s 20 goals a season striker

AndyCarrollWestHam_2821401West Ham’s hopes of landing a 20 goals a season striker next season will be hit by a massive wages factor.

David Sullivan told Sky Sports yesterday (Mon) in a wide ranging interview that a top striker was the main priority this summer.

But he has already been warned that such a player could easily cost up to £130k a week in wages which with a minimum £20 million transfer fee would see the package over four years rocket to around £50 million.

Sullivan has already informed agents of his top requirement but one – who preferred to remain anonymous – told ClaretandHugh tonight: “It going to be a tough call. Maybe the club has that sort of cash available – they are certainly going to need it.

Andy Carroll – £17 million – is on nearly £90k a week – so a guaranteed 20 a season a man could cost £40k or £50k a week more.

“A lot of agents are on the look out for the club but it’s certainly not going to be an easy brief to fulfil.”


About Hugh5outhon1895

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

One comment on “The real cost of Sullivan’s 20 goals a season striker

  1. You might be right Hugh in fact probably are, although AC was never bought purely for goals he was bought so SA could use him to batter defences which when he is fit he does, he genuinely looks a lot better player under Slav than he ever did under Sam and I was beginning to think he could be an integral part of the team which I didn’t believe was possible in the fluid counter-attacking style we had been playing so Kudos to him and Slav on that, lets hope when he gets back he can have an injury free run to the summer at least because most teams don’t fancy seeing him against them.

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