West Ham United are now the only club in the Premier League not to have made a new signing so far this summer as spending reaches £750 million.
Tomas Soucek’s move from Slavia Prague was made permanent after West Ham secured safety last term.
But that deal was agreed back in January.
The atmosphere at West Ham appears to have turned toxic heading into the new season.
Co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold have told David Moyes he must sell to buy.
The owners sparked a revolt from fans and players by selling Grady Diangana to potential relegation rivals West Bromwich Albion for £20 million.
Moyes has missed out on a host of reported targets this summer including Eberechi Eze to Crystal Palace.
Another two targets, Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson, have joined Newcastle.
Defensive targets Cedric Kipre and Antonee Robinson have joined West Brom and Fulham.
Six out and none in as yet
Matty Cash joined Aston Villa and Malang Sarr moved to Chelsea.
In the Since June 30th West Ham have allowed six players to leave including Diangana, raising around £27.5m.
But the Hammers are yet to spend a penny with the new season just days away.
They are now the only club not to have brought in a new face this summer.
Sullivan and Gold have been pleading poverty as a result of the global health crisis.
But that has not impacted West Ham’s Premier League rivals, who have splashed out a whopping £750m and counting.
Prem rivals make mockery of Covid cash blow claims by spending £725m and counting
Everton completed the £25m transfer of James Rodriguez last night to take spending to £750m for the league overall. The Toffees are also expected to complete the £25m signing of Abdoulaye Doucoure in the coming days (Sky Sports).
A number of other big Premier League deals are said to be in the offing for the likes of Everton, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Villa and Fulham that could easily take spending past the £1billion mark.
Below is a list of West Ham’s Prem rivals and the number of players they have signed this summer and the total outlay.
It makes grim reading for West Ham fans who are gravely concerned they could be relegated this season.
There is of course a month left of the transfer window. But time is ticking.
Players in: 1, Total: £15m
Players in: 3, Total: £30m
Players in: 3, Total: £1.5m
Players in: 1, Total: Undisclosed
Players in: 6, Total: £200m
Players in: 2, Total: £16.5m
Players in: 4, Total: £75m
Players in: 4, Total: £20m
Players in: 7, Total: £62m
Players in: 1, Total: £26m
Players in: 1, Total: £12m
Players in: 4, Total: £70m
Players in: 1, Total: £40m
Players in 5, Total: £33m
Players in: 4, Total: £30m
Players in: 2, Total: £23m
Players in: 3, Total: £30m
Players in: 4, Total: £32m
Players in: 3, Total: £37m