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Trying to make sense of the transfer window

Before the summer transfer window opened clubinsiders indicated there would five or six signings  this summer with a larger number of players leaving West Ham.

The transfer budget would be around £30m plus the proceeds of outbound sales we were told.

The club has already signed two goalkeepers on free transfers while releasing Carroll, Adrian and Nasri plus the sale of Perez and Fernandes for around £10m combined.

We could yet see the sales of Hernandez, Oxford and Obiang which could bring a further £20m giving a transfer budget of £60m.

With two players already signed, we could be looking for three or four more signings. If Maxi Gomez and Stanislav Lobotka do sign for the Hammers for up to £60m it could all but wipe out our transfer budget.

That would leave one or two arrivals to appear. A second striker is the most likely with the possibility of a sixth in an as yet unknown position. But with the £60m gone it would mean loan deals or free transfers would be more likely especially as the wage bill has been drastically reduced by the eight players who have already left.

If we do sign Gomez and Lobotka in this window the chances of signing £15m+ players quickly reduces.


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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

6 comments on “Trying to make sense of the transfer window

  1. The figures here do not equate.A £30m budget plus Perez at £3.5m, Fernandez £8m, Obiang about £8m,Oxford £3m,Hernandez £8m,Obbonna about £8m.To me that makes around £65m.We apparently are signing Turkish full back for £4m,Gomez and Labotka around £60m.Frank Kessie £30m,Sanson £31m.Gives the impression that either Arnautovic or Rice will be sold.

    • We got £2.2m for Perez and maybe £6m for Fernandes

      Hernandez is worth around £8m Oxford £3.5m and Obiaing around £8m

      If we sign the Celta Vigo duo then Both Kessie and Sanson won’t happen

  2. The sale of Chico would bring in another few Million

  3. love for this to happen. I just don’t think its going to. very hard deal to get off the line. Would be great if we did though. get the business done early.

    We already have a good team, so we need quality over quantity this window.

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