Date: 18th July 2019 at 1:30pm
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OPINION

It has been no secret that are reliant on the fact that they need to sell players in order to sign replacements this summer.

The Hammers recently completed the club-record signing of striker Sebastien Haller, with the club surely having no plans to stop there in their hunt for European qualification next season.

Big earner Marko Arnautovic has recently left the club, with , the club’s highest earner on £140,000 per-week [Source: Spotrac] being reported by Football Insider to have been given the green light to leave.

Other squad members to be shown the exit door at the include Andy Carroll and Adrian.

A report by Claret and Hugh highlights the big wages savings made by the Hammers this season and surely puts them in a  position to make another signing before the start of the season.

Claret and Hugh revealed that the departures of Arnautovic, Carroll, Lucas Perez, Edimilson Fernandes, Adrian, , and have saved the club £450,000 per-week in wages, and £23.4million annually.

On top of that, the arrivals of Roberto, David Martin, Pablo Fornals, and Sebastien Haller add up to only £155,000 per-week, meaning the club have an annual saving of a reported £15.3million.

With a saving of a reported £15.3million, West Ham are surely in a position to make a move for another signing this summer, with midfield surely a position that needs strengthening.

Reliable club source ExWHUemployee revealed on Thursday that the Hammers are unlikely to move for this summer after becoming reliant on player sales. The Newcastle midfielder is reported by the Northern Echo to be worth £15million – surprisingly the same amount the club have reportedly saved in wages this summer.

It is clear to see the big savings made by releasing and selling some of the club’s big earners this summer, and now Pellegrini is surely in a position to put it back into his squad.