Finances Were Not In Place In January For Gomez Deal

Hindsight being the wonderful thing that it is has shown that West Ham would have fared far better in their sale of Marko Arnautovic had it been completed in January as opposed to now, however there are several points that need to be looked at, primarily the financing of the deal to sell Arnautovic and the finances that were available at the time to push through the purchase of main target Maxi Gomez from Celta Vigo.

It should also be remembered that Celta Vigo were unwilling to sell their star player while they were in the middle of a relegation battle, had they done so they would have insisted on the player's exit clause being PAID IN FULL, not only were they insistent on the £43.5 Million release clause being met but also that it would be paid in one lump, not instalments!

The next element to consider was the January bid made for Arnautovic wasn't the reported £35 Million, but £28-30 Million depending on the Euro to Pound transfer rates at the time, leaving a deficit of £15.5 Million to make up. This figure was not achievable under FFP due to the massive £95 Million the club had already spent last summer, now it is a new financial year moves can now be made, although it would not be good business practice to actually pay for all of Gomez's transfer up front Hammers are prepared to go the distance if they have to.

The impending departure of Javier Hernandez will also release the funds to bring in two back up strikers, now if only someone was stupid enough to buy Jordan Hugill it would be happy days at the London Stadium. - Ed

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I can't see why the value of Gomez has not decreased as the length of his contract has decreased since our first enquiry in January. I know Valencia are also interested but surely Celta are more interested in cash than players which the 2 different bids are made up off.

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Was just wondering where all the dough is coming from??

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Neymar,griezmann,pogba all in dispute,God help the game we once loved

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Ive said before 65,in my opinion these twats have nothing to moan about,they don't have to get up early for work and graft.The problem is they think they can walk on water,they are probably upset because,the chef at the training ground overcooked the pasta,or their cleaner was late and the car wash was closed.

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They call the shots,where the f*ck will it end?

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boogerscaravan's picture

Well the deal is off now - Confirmed on SSN- Thought he was a bit of a mercenary anyway, not bothered...

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Bit concerned Boogers! Thread bare up front and off to face City next week. Wonder who plan B is?

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There you go,plan B that is the question,held on all this time on one player,lets hope there is another plan.

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Dicks is the man's picture

Neymar then?

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Why not,that will keep us in the waiting room a little longer,we are used to that.

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boogerscaravan's picture

I didn't know Plan B could play football - maybe he's the secret weapon after all........I'm prayin...

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From hackney,sounds too good to be true

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moore 6 legend's picture

I know gold and sully are on the conplan I mean complan ;)

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B is for Balotelli

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