West Ham look to save £15m per year in wages


money_in_footballWest Ham will be looking to save a further £11.4m in wages by ditching four more players over the summer which will free up the wage budget up for incoming players.

Gokhan Tore will come to the end of his loan on wages thought to top £60,000 per week, it will also be the end of Alvaro Arbeloa one-year contract with West Ham which reportedly cost £65,000 per week in wages despite making just four appearances.

It seems Jonathan Calleri will be off too as his loan comes to an end along with his £40,000 per wages. Havard Nordtveit is another who could be off after joining on a free transfer and therefore saving £55,000 per week.

West Ham already saved £70,000 per week by terminating Simone Zaza’s season long loan early so the real saving from the wage bill is £15m per year which can be re-invested.

If as reported Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho leave the club over the summer they both earn a combined £6m per year in wages between them with Carroll on £85,000 per week and Sakho on £30,000 per week.

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  • firefigterx says:

    Hi Sean,
    Any idea when and where the preseason is going to be? i did read some where it was the same as last year ? But do you know the name of the place where the training camp will be?? Oh and thanx for all the great articles..

  • Carrerageorge says:

    Why would Nordveit leave when his form and popularity are taking off?

  • schuauthing says:

    So we’re basically getting rid of half the squad and starting again? I find that very hard to believe. Why Nordveidt? Fehgouli and loanees possibly.

  • Stan The Man says:

    Nord should stay i believe.The naysayers jumped on the useless player bandwagon which in some ways i could understand when playing right back but as a holding mid he is very accomplished from what i have previously seen of him.

  • jaybs says:

    The quicker the better these player are shown the door! but the more important question is how much of that money will be spent again? or will it be a summer of promises and looking for cheap loans.

  • Stan The Man says:

    For what its worth i would unburden us of ..
    Tore Arbeloa Feghouli Carroll Sakho Calleri (though i believe he will come good,even if not with us) Randolph (if we get a good reliable shot stopper in).Then you have the likes of Henry and Hendry whos time must surely be up having done nothing in their time with us.
    Just my thoughts and i appreciate we all have differing opinions on players

  • JMan43 says:

    It would be a mistake to let Nordveidt go, I would add Feghouli to that bunch

  • kennycandb says:

    Feghouli should go way ahead of Norveldt. He is the laziest player by far in the squad. When he loses the ball or misplaces a pass in the opponents third you never see him getting back to try and correct his mistake. Generally he just strolls back as if walking in the park on a Sunday afternoon. Get rid of him as soon as!!

  • ClaretDanBlue says:

    Agree with most, but feel there’s more to come with Norman Nordveidt and Calvin callieri!!!! Once he pops his cork, just think he’ll go on to be a confident goal scorer for us – probably wrong as I thought Batshuay would become a hammer!!! #COYI

  • The Demon says:

    Our biggest problem remains the ‘stick or twist’ on the strikers.
    Sakho may never play much again, but if he does – and gets both fit and form – he’s a top striker. Carroll could be a perennial sicknote on big wages, but he’s effective when does play – his goals per game is OK and he offers a great ‘free defender to fool the ball’ when defending set pieces. ‘Zero’ Calleri will eventually break his duck and I suspect will then score for fun. Probably just after we let him go.
    Of potential incomes, Defoe has undoubted quality but is 33. Players at that age – no matter how good their fitness and conditioning- do tend to fall off a cliff and just stop scoring. Would it be during his first season with us? Mickey Batsh1t is young and looks great, but is expensive and still relatively unproven in the EPL. Bony is another proven option at half the cost of Batsh1t, but he’s struggled at Stoke.

    Questions, questions……and as always Gold and Sulley will be taking a risk in some shape or form.

    Who’d be a manager or owner, eh?

  • Hammer64 says:

    I thought Calleri had broken his duck? If so, it didn’t make much difference.

  • The Demon says:

    From what I saw today, it was more ‘toilet’ than ‘duck’!

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