West Ham to save £14m in wages

West Ham will save up to £275,000 per week after four players contracts end later this month. This will save over £14m in wages per year which can now be re-invested by a new incoming manager when one is appointed.  The total wage bill is claimed to top £105m last season.

On loan goalkeeper, Joe Hart was reported to earn £120,000 per week from West Ham topped up by an extra £55,000 per week from parent club Manchester City. He is now a free agent but will struggle to earn anything close to that amount.

Joao Mario was earning £45,000 per week for his 16-week loan stay with us. He is said to be available from Inter Milan for £26m.

Patrice Evra was another high earner said to be on £75,000 per week after he joined on a short-term free transfer. No wonder why he loved this game!

James Collins was said to earn a modest £35,000 per week in comparison but with no contract in sight his wages will also be saved.

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

12 comments on “West Ham to save £14m in wages

  1. If Joao Mario is available at 26m sign him up, in two years time it will seem like a bargain the way players costs are and he is young enough for us to be able to sell him on.

  2. 75k for evra what a joke so glad moyes gone and hugil sold asp. Poor ginge surely need to get him on coaching badges .

  3. 75K A WEEK FOR EVRA????

  4. how do you know that then nelly

  5. Woop de woop – we’ve saved money by terminating Collins – I feel so bloody good about that one especially as he’d play for nothing… just when you think GSB couldn’t go any lower, they do!

    We could sign him on for another year and play him in cup games and keep him for cover, then man bleeds claret and blue which is more than can be said for those parasites.

  6. Ginge has been a fine servant but it sums up all that is wrong with the game when his salary is described, correctly in the context of the game today, as a “modest” £35,000 pw. We are all guilty of a loss of proportion when it comes to footballers wages. Just think about it, this is more than most people earn a year.

  7. Comes to something when your squad are being sold off to pay for a new manager. Rob peter to pay paul, buy a few bargain players from the football equivalent of the poundshop, ie the championship, throw in a few loan signings of big name players that have been dropped by big name teams because they’re not good enough, and that’s us all set up for a new season. That’s why we won’t be a top team anytime soon because we have small team mentality. Sullivan probably boasts about how much money he is going to save too, rather than how much he is going to spend.

  8. What a terrible inditement on our transfer / loan dealings . Can’t keep COLLINS but give Evra £75K. Sullivan is clueless . Not sure Mario is what we need . A good holding midfielder is priority one . Noble has given his best but is not good enough . Save another big chunk of wages €50k I believe and push him upstairs to help with hospitality and non playing matters .

  9. I do not think Rafa is right for our club he nearly bankrupted Liverpool & did nothing at Real Madrid two teams who gave him the money he wanted West Ham do not have the sort of money available for players that Rafa would want plus he wants 10 Million a year so it does not make any sense why Sullivan is persuing him. He has had plenty of time to sound out what managers are available he should have had an agreement in place before sacking Moyes, who did a good Job in getting the team up to speed. I wonder if Moyes comment that change was needed but some people do want to change refers to Sullivan’s control of the recruitment of players & that is why Sullivan got rid of him

    • A Champions League winning manager is an upgrade. He’s done well at Newcastle. Let’s get him in

  10. One thing that is frustrating me is people constantly slagging off the board for the James Collins situation?!

    Yes we all want him to stay, but why does everyone presume that he is accepting a lower wage and that the new manager will even want him at the club? Surely it’s the incoming manager’s choice whether or not he wants to keep Ginge, and then the boards job to negotiate a deal if he does!

    There’s a LOT to give the board stick for, but it seems like many are just making as many excuses to moan about them as possible now they can’t moan about them keeping Moyes on!

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