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Q: Manuel Pellegrini
a. A great signing for the Club and maybe the change of direction we all need
b. It will only be a great signing if the Board back him with decent funds
c. This is West Ham so it will only end in farce
d. I'm not sure about this one, I'll wait until SKY is back to hear what Gary Neville thinks, then I'll voice my opinion

Athletico Easthamico 9:17 Tue Aug 8
Couple of old C & H articles on club spending this summer.
Hammers still have money to spend
Posted by Sean Whetstone on July 30, 2017

Last week’s signing of Javier Hernandez for £16m has bought West Ham’s summer spending to £36m in transfer fees or up to £45m when you factor in signing-on bonuses and agent fees and potential add ons.

However, the sale of  Havard Nordveit for a reported £8m, Enner Valencia for £7m, Darren Randolph for £4.5m, Ashley Fletcher for £6.5m and the imminent sale of Sofiane Feghouli for £4m brings back £30m the other way.

Hammers net spend is actually as low as £6m or £15m when you factor additional costs and add-ons.

The Hammers have budgeted between £45m and £50m over the summer for past two years and had £8m surplus from the Payet sale so money is there if needed by Slaven Bilic but they won’t spend it for the sake of it.

The wages tell a similar tale, the sale, end of loan or release of Darren Randolph, Ashley Fletcher, Sofiane Feghouli, Alvaro Arbeloa, Jonathan Calleri, Havard Nordtveit, Enner Valencia, Gokhan Tore, Sam Howes, Sam Ford, Kyle Knoyle, Sam Westley, Stephen Hendrie and Raphael Spiegel save combined weekly wages of around £415,000 per week.

The combined weekly wages Joe Hart, Marko Arnautović, Pablo Zabaleta and Javier Hernandez will cost the Hammers also around £415,000 per week so there no material increase in wages at the moment as it stands.

£85m summer spending spree may be on cards
Posted by Sean Whetstone on May 11, 2017

West Ham maybe heading for an £85 million summer spend in the transfer window.

ClaretandHugh has done the sums and with £45 million consistently made available another £40 million could and perhaps should be added to Slaven Bilic’s budget.

The club saved  £20m by not signing Simone Zaza in a deal they were obliged to pay if he reached a certain number of appearances.

And they also have a balance of £7m left from the sale of Dimitri Payet for £25m after spending £10m on Snodgrass and £8m on Fonte in the January transfer window.

And were they to receive £13m for Enner Valencia from Everton over the summer this will give them an extra £40m on top of their normal £45m budget.

Supporters will be disappointed if the board and manager spend the summer chasing free transfers, expensive loan deals and sub-standard players.

If we truly want to move on to the next level we need to spend big and spend well – the sums appear to add up!

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Dr Moose 5:16 Wed Aug 9
Re: Couple of old C & H articles on club spending this summer.
Wasn't C&H the character who threw a hissy fit when he received some abuse on Twatter or something?

Willtell 3:04 Wed Aug 9
Re: Couple of old C & H articles on club spending this summer.
Ag ag ag!

On The Ball 9:29 Tue Aug 8
Re: Couple of old C & H articles on club spending this summer.
Odd. It's almost like he makes it up.

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