West Ham will have a bigger summer transfer budget than Newcastle and Erik Ten Hag at Manchester United claim top sources.
The Premier League promises to be more fiercely competitive than perhaps ever before next season.
West Ham have established themselves as a genuine European outfit and top six contenders under David Moyes.
Manchester United will be looking to rediscover past glories after the appointment of Erik Ten Hag.
And Newcastle – already vastly improved after just one window under their mega rich Saudi owners – threaten to be a disruptive force to the likes of West Ham and Man United too.
Moyes is facing a major rebuild at West Ham this summer with as many as six to 10 new players required to overhaul the second oldest squad in the Premier League and replace those leaving, retiring or clearly not in the manager’s plans.
In an interview with Alan Shearer for The Athletic recently, Moyes made his feelings perfectly clear to West Ham’s owners over his summer transfer demands.
The Scot said West Ham have to show they can go out and get the right players, not only to progress, but just to remain where they are in and around the European mix in the fiercely competitive Premier League.
Well West Ham have a bigger summer transfer budget than Newcastle and Erik Ten Hag at Manchester United claim top sources at each club.
According to a top Hammers insider last month, West Ham’s new Czech billionaire co-owner Daniel Kretinsky is set to show his hand in the summer by boosting Moyes’s transfer kitty to the tune of £150m.
The £150m Kretinsky transfer cash claim was made on West Ham website Claret and Hugh last month.
And that figure has been given some real context this week by claims from top sources at Newcastle and Man United.
According to the likes of The Times, Ten Hag will be handed a summer transfer fund of £120m to ‘revitalise and save broken’ Man United.
Meanwhile The Telegraph claims Eddie Howe at Newcastle will reportedly have less than the £90m he spent in January available in the next window.
With Newcastle not having a huge sponsorship deal to help them circumnavigate Financial Fair Play spending regulations, The Telegraph claims The Magpies will be forced to take a pragmatic approach.
That means West Ham boss Moyes will – deservedly – have £30m more than his old club Man United and around £60m more than Newcastle to spend on his summer rebuild.
West Ham fans have been here before, though, with big promises made and not delivered upon.
One thing Moyes has proved is that it is not necessarily what you spend but rather how you spend it.
But if the Hammers want to continue to compete for the European spots then it is going to take all of that £150m to substantially improve the Scot’s shallow squad, that’s for sure.
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