Valencia will take Irons close to transfer kitty limit


ValenciaWest Ham will have spent the majority of their transfer kitty once they compete the deal for Enner Valencia unless the raise funds from sales of the current squad.

The Hammers are hoping to conclude the deal  Valencia by tomorrow (Wed) and will have then concluded the majority of their business via current available funds.

The club Hammers are known to put a £25 million ceiling on their transfer market dealing from season to season and a Valencia deal will take this season spend to around the limit.

Cheikhou Kouyaté  at £8 million, Aaron Cresswell (£3.75m)  Diego Poyet ( less than a million ) and Valencia will take up to win around £3 million of the club’s usual limit.

And ClaretandHugh was told: “If we buy Valencia or somebody similar, the money is gone.

There could be some low price signings but unless we lose any players what will be 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!"

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  • JMan43 says:

    You sure your source is in the know and talking to his chairman because that seems very much at odds with what Sullivan is saying, so something doesn’t add up there.

  • philtheiron says:

    This Valencia had better be good then!
    It’s a little bit disappointing to hear on the one hand that we are signing Valencia and are still looking to make another possible four signings, only to find that by signing him it takes us to our transfer limit!
    Although we have freed up funds by removing some dead wood, we would still have to move on a lot more before it could make a difference to the transfer kitty.
    That unfortunately leaves the lottery of loan deals.! Which is particularly disappointing as firstly we would have nothing to look forward to for the rest of the window and be subject to the farce of being rejected by all and sundry in the last day desperate scramble!

  • billprosser says:

    There will likely be a few out and a few in on loan deals as well

  • markro says:

    Any news on getting Atsu on loan?

  • ironsnut says:

    The ones could be Vaz Te, Diame and Maiga, and Demel. So could get some revenue for them and free up on wages to allow wage demands fr new arrivals. I still think that we need another central defender in case Reid decides not to renew his contract, and a right back . With the profusion of midfielders who knows Nolan could be sold if the price is right with Captaincy going to either Noble or Reid if he stays.
    So I don’t believe it’s all over yet, and we will inevitably have the rounds of loan deals, or could it be that we get the deals out of the way and then concentrate on pre-season sorting out the attacking style of play with the new recruits that the Boar have stated that they want. The one thing for certain is that there are going to be plenty more column inches written before the season starts.

  • New606 says:

    Carl jenkinson from arsenal.would be good on loan

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