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It’s no secret that the owners are prepared to throw some serious money at transfers this summer.

David Gold has already said he expects at least five new faces in the squad before start of the season, with two of those thought to be “big names.”

But today Simon Burt of the Telegraph is claiming we might even be willing to pat £30million for ONE player this summer.

Burt wrote in his report today: “The club could feasibly bid £30million for a player this summer as a statement of intent.

“It has been discussed. They are determined to make a concerted effort to break into the top six and, who knows, maybe even challenge for one of those Champions League places.

“Although the general public may be unaware of what might be happening, other clubs are not.

“It means that West Ham are – and should be – one of the most exciting projects in European football right now.

“There is pressure but not undue pressure. There is the chance for a confident coach to mould a club in his own image and drive it forward to be a new power.”

Given that we haven’t got a manager yet suggests that would be bad idea, and I’d personally prefer us to spend that kind of money on a top manager if we really have it.

The thought of us spending that kind of money on one player is pretty mental, and you wonder whether it would be a good thing or not. Would it not be more sensible to spend that money on two or three “big names” instead? I suppose it all depends on what players are available, though.

What do you think? Are the owners really capable of spending that kind of money on one player? Would it be a good idea? Have your say in the comments section below.
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