According to reliable West Ham insider EXWHUEmployee, West Ham are preparing a seismic shift in their transfer policy this summer.

Speaking on The West Ham Way podcast on Wednesday 10th April, EXWHUEmployee detailed the owners’ plan.

West Ham will be hoping to sign younger players on lesser wages, even though their up-front transfer fee might cost more.

This will be instead of buying older players, who tend to demand higher wages. David Gold and David Sullivan want to move away from that type of player.

West Ham’s joint owners David Gold and David Sullivan will adopt a new transfer strategy. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Ahead of this summer window, West Ham have been strongly linked with two strikers: Edin Dzeko and Maxi Gomez.

Dzeko, 33, could demand up to £165k-per-week (The Express) but perhaps West Ham will move for Gomez instead.

The 22-year-old could cost £43.5m (The Guardian) but would demand a lower salary than Dzeko and he has a higher sell-on value.

West Ham fans took to social media with a range of opinions on this. Some like the plan, some will believe it when they see it and others are sceptical about whether it will be enforced.

Here are some of the best tweets from West Ham fans discussing this new transfer strategy that Gold and Sullivan hope to implement.

 
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