West Ham United are ‘likely’ to have little money to sign players this forthcoming transfer window amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to reliable insider ExWHUEmployee.
Speaking on his podcast ‘The West Ham Way‘, the Hammers insider revealed the difficult financial positions the club currently finds itself in, meaning any exciting signings are unlikely to occur this summer.
West Ham currently sit 16th in the Premier League on 27 points with nine games to play and were battling the drop prior to the suspension of English football.
However, despite the financial benefits of Premier League status, co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan have been impacted by the COVID-19 situation.
In the January transfer window, the Irons re-signed goalkeeper Darren Randolph while bringing Jarrod Bowen and Tomas Soucek to east London to bolster the squad.
And with the Hammers in a difficult financial situation, several Hammers fans have reacted to the news on social media…
You'd think that a Club who pays absolute peanuts annually for their ground would place us in the strongest position out of the whole premier div. We dont even have that many staff in comparison either as a lot of those that work at the London Stadium arent ours
— garry tremain (@crusty42) April 16, 2020
The club haven’t had to return any of their income from TV money this season or 54,000 season tickets (second highest in the league) or season long sponsorship and it’s been record merchandise sales so why the issues with finances?
— Gary Prince (@GaryAPrince) April 16, 2020
Business as usual then
— GW (@George_Willis01) April 16, 2020
GSB are literally pathetic. It gets worse every transfer window. There's only one reason we should be any worse affected by the situation than any other club, and that's because we're run so badly.
— Chris Burrell (@deanashtonsfoot) April 16, 2020