West Ham are in winter window trouble


West Ham are in winter window trouble

West Ham are in winter window trouble and are no closer to any signings .

West Ham are in winter window trouble

Although hopes seemed to be rising that Kalvin Phillips could arrive on loan, the Hammers have told Claret and Hugh that it is a very pricey deal at a time when they claim to be short of funds!

If the Hammers were to conclude such a deal it would make the England  midfielder their highest paid player on wages of around £175k a week, some £40k higher than Jarrod Bowen.

David Moyes is a big admirer of the player but such a personal terms deal would certainly put the cat firmly amid the pigeons with the Jarrod, Lucas Paqueta and Mo Kudus being on less.

The club have admitted that it is a seriously costly deal and that at this stage although talks are going on they have a dozen other players they are looking at.

Manchester City – with much interest elsewhere in Phillips – will not be ready to pay a part of the player’s wages which is making negotiations difficult.

Our source made it clear that the winter window – as is usually the case – is proving very difficult saying: “We are looking at a dozen players, we might get one or two or none. Its about value for money as we have limited funds.”


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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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  • Hammeroo says:

    I don’t think Calvin Phillips is worth the financial risk of his injury problems and also of creating unrest amongst the other players regarding his wages.

  • Hammeroo says:

    So you could say that the Hammers are in Winter Slumberland.

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