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.
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.
🙌🙌 finally how has it taken us this long to figure this out😂
— will earle (@willearle_) April 10, 2019
That £25m is gonna go far!!!!
— Rob Waldon WHUFC ⚒ (@RobWaldon) April 10, 2019
Oh so the way everyone else does it! Glad we got that championship manager mentality out the way
— Paul Agar (@Paul_R_Agar) April 11, 2019
This coming out at ST renewal time is just a coincidence I suppose??!
— Paul Cole ⚒️ (@DjPaulCole) April 10, 2019
So why are the strongest rumours Dzeko and Medel? If this is our new policy then grealish would be nice.
— phil trott (@DartmoorLegend) April 11, 2019
How about signing the right players at the right cost. Young or old it doesn’t matter if they can do a job. Don’t limit who we sign as it’s a policy…stop buying. Mediocre players and wasting money.
— Robert Wilson (@theslobster) April 11, 2019
Sullivan is Del Boy , can’t resist what he thinks is a ‘deal’ – usually turns out costing the club a la Wilshere.
— Alan Reynolds ⚒ (@alanreynoldswhu) April 11, 2019
About time. We need to buy before they have that move and then cost 30 mil plus. Also they have drive and ambition. To many handouts being given to players at 28 y/o plus
— Jason Lawther (@Jasonhammer73) April 10, 2019