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West Ham’s wage bill analysed player by player

By Simon Leyland

According to the website Spotrac, we appear to have a staggering 80 million pounds per year wage bill !   

What I found interesting was that there seems to be no obvious barometer of ability versus compensation.

Look at Declan Rice languishing towards the bottom on 60k per week against the aged Ings on £125k per week. Or even our second choice goalkeeper being the joint third highest paid player in the club.

Just imagine the fire sale we would have had to do, if the unthinkable happened and we got relegated. There would be no way we could have serviced such a large wage bill in the Championship.


Annual  salary        Weekly salary

Lucas Paqueta                     £7,800,000   £150,000

Danny Ings                       £6,500,000   £125,000

Alphonse Areola                £6,240,000   £120,000

Kurt Zouma                       £6,240,000   £120,000

Emerson Palmieri              £4,940,000  £95,000

Gianluca Scamacca           £4,680,000  £90,000

Michail Antonio                  £4,420,000  £85,000

Thilo Kehrer                     £4,160,000   £80,000

Manuel Lanzini                  £3,640,000  £70,000

Angelo Ogbonna               £3,640,000   £70,000

Pablo Fornals                    £3,500,000   £67,308

Tomas Soucek                  £3,500,000   £67,308

Maxwel Cornet                  £3,380,000   £65,000

Lukasz Fabianski              £3,380,000   £65,000

Jared Bowen                    £3,120,000   £60,000

Declan Rice                     £3,120,000   £60,000

Saïd Benrahma                 £2,860,000   £55,000

Nayef Aguerd                    £2,600,000   £50,000

Aaron Cresswell                £2,600,000   £50,000

Vladimir Coufal                  £1,820,000   £35,000

Flynn Downes                   £1,300,000   £25,000

Ben Johnson                    £1,040,000   £20,000


One comment on “West Ham’s wage bill analysed player by player

  1. We pay nowhere near the wages of the top teams. Declan Rice was offered 200 k a week by the way but turned it down.

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