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West Ham and the £125million gang of strikers as host of summer targets make big moves
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West Ham and the £125million gang of strikers as host of summer targets make big moves

West Ham United have splashed out a net £125million in the last two summer windows.

And that’s the same figure spent on a number of Manuel Pellegrini’s reported targets this week.

West Ham brought in record £45million signing Sebastien Haller (BBC Sport) in the summer as well as Pablo Fornals for around £24million.

Albian Ajeti and Goncalo Cordoso were late arrivals for a combined £10million making it six new signings including the free transfers of goalkeepers Roberto and David Martin.

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Hammers targets on the move

Six may have arrived but West Ham were linked with nearer 60 over the course of the window.

The transfer window may be closed on these shores.

But the rest of Europe are still free to sign players.

And several of West Ham’s summer striker targets were on the move this week for a combined total of £125million.

First Espanyol striker Borja Iglesias, who was linked with a move to West Ham during the summer (Marca), signed for Real Betis for £25million (Marca).

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Striker quartet go for £125m

Then Valencia striker Rodrigo – who was linked with a £30m move to West Ham by The Sun last month – sealed a £55m switch to Atletico Madrid (Marca) after another Hammers target Maxi Gomez came in to replace him as the main man.

Next up was long-term target Wissam Ben Yedder who was once again linked with a move to East London last month.

Speaking on The West Ham Way podcast on Phoenix FM (Wednesday 10th July), reliable insider EXWHUEmployee named Ben Yedder as a target.

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£45million Hammer Haller looking good value

And the Frenchman this week sealed a £35million move to Monaco (AS Monaco and Football Espana).

Finally there is free agent Mario Balotelli. Linked with West Ham by a host of outlets including The Sun. But the Italian looks set to land a bumper £10million deal to sign for hometown club Brescia (Guardian).

Looking at some of those figures and the respective records of those involved, West Ham look to have got good value for Haller and Ajeti.