West Ham fans split over Hernandez question


HernWest Ham are split over whether West Ham should fork out £140,000 per week to land Mexican striker Javier Hernandez.

With over 1,500 taking part in the online  Claret and Hugh poll, 47% thought the Hammers should pay the 29-year-old what ever he wants in wages. However, a similar 45% said we shouldn’t be forced to break the existing wage structure among West Ham top players for fear of upsetting them.

Andy Carroll is the club’s highest player at the moment on a basic of £85,000 per week followed by Michail Antonio on £70,000 per week. Manuel Lanzini is estimated to join the highest earners club soon at a base of around £70,000 but talks of £140,000 per week deals could unsettle several players who could insist on parity with the highest earning player.

The striker is thought to already earn £125,000 per week at Bayern Leverkusen, a big jump from the £80,000 per week he earned at Manchester United in 2015.

Full Poll Results: 1,577 Voted 748 (47.43%) said Pay him what he wants, 721 (45.72%) said don’t break the wage structure while the remaining 108 (6.85%) said Don’t know.

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  • JRS says:

    Pay him a sign on bonus of £7.5 for three years and then he will make under £92,000. Since his transfer fee is so cheap he would be a £20m plus player anyway. And with 39 goals in last 2 seasons we need that. Have to pay for a striker who will hwt you double digits AC never has with his highest at 9 during 2015/2016 season. And Bilic doesn’t want to take a risk on going or not well known players we will have to pay. We haven’t has a striker score over 10 goals in a decade. Five years AC has never manges to be fit for more than avg of 25% of season.
    He will bring branding and marketing to club with his name. .
    Otherwise have to take a risk on Championship striker or Smaller club which I don’t mind I think Babacar at Foirentinia would be great. But they want Premier league experience. And Gray doesn’t fit that role to me. He wasn’t even 1st choice at Burnley and is best known for Championship play.
    So yes if we want a Marquee striker pay him but can pay him in a smart way. The players won’t care if he is scoring goals and a nice bloke. HW doesn’t cause problems no one cares about Dimi and he made £110k plus bonuses until he gave up on team.
    So either sign him or move or move on to less known strikers

    • markro says:

      Ha! JRS.
      I suggested a £5m sign on bonus and a wage reduction to £90k some time ago.
      I think an up front incentive and a reduction in wage demands is the way to go.
      Reports (for what they’re worth) are suggesting that he is keen to come to us.
      Let’s see how keen.

      • JRS says:

        Agree with u Marko he is keen on a move here supposedly and knows he would start. And there are ways especially with such a cheap transfer fee to keep his wage lower and sure they would so performance base too. Yes and Bilic is said to Love him 93 goals 35 assists in 221 appa not shabby and was big of the bench at Man U.
        Hope they work it out before a top club comes in for him as back up.

  • essexirons says:

    If we are really wanting to move up to be a bigger club we have to pay the money these players cost. It’s time to put up or shut the fk up.

  • mooro66uk says:

    108 people voted don’t know. Why on earth would you vote in an opinion poll if you don’t have an opinion? lol

    • JRS says:

      Shouldn’t even be an option. I guess they are with board and Bilic they just don’t know what to do. Can’t decide btwn each other

  • kevin says:

    140k/wk is too much .

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