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Felipe Anderson – The Finances

West Ham will invest up to £75m in their club record signing Felipe Anderson over the next four years. The Hammers smashed the club record by paying €41m (£36.2m) to Lazio for the attacking midfielder with a further €6m (£5.3m) in potential add-ons. Another €5m (£4.5m) was spent on agents fees bringing the total to […]

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Official: Felipe Anderson announced as Hammer

West Ham have finally confirmed the Club record signing of Lazio attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson. Anderson joins Manuel Pellegrini’s side on a four-year contract, having completed five hugely-successful seasons in Italy with Lazio. The 25-year-old becomes the Hammers’ seventh signing of the summer so far after the arrivals of Ryan Fredericks, Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Jack Wilshere, Andriy […]

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Hammers in no rush to sell

West Ham are in no rush to get rid of any players this summer after guaranteeing a new near £50 million overdraft limit for player purchases. Instead the club will be intent to wait for decisions from Manuel Pellegrini on the likes of Michail Antonio, Pedro Obiang, Cheik Kouyate, Sam Byram and Jordan Hugill. David […]

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Video: Gonzo to the rescue after Wycombe stream failure

Claret and Hugh’s big mate Gonzo has stepped into the breach to give an after match report on the game at Wycombe Wanderers this afternoon. With the club’s ‘live stream’ proving a dead loss Gonz has put together a ten minute video which tells you all you need to know about the events at Adams […]

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Hammers fans left sunk by unwatchable ‘stream’

Those looking forward to watching the Hammers first semi competitive match against Wycombe Wanderers via a club You Tube stream this afternoon were  sunk . There are bad streams, awful streams and then there was this excuse for a broadcast which saw extensive buffering throughout the first half. Eventually the entire thing started again from […]

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West Ham v Wycombe Wanderers team news

Manuel Pellegrini starts against Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park with a lineup of Adrian, Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Noble. Obiang, Cullen, Snodgrass, Yarmolenko and Arnautovic Subs bench is Trott, Oxford, Rice, Byram, Coventry, Fernandes, Samuelson, Haksabanovic, Holland and Hugill. Injury news:  Jack Wilshere is not match fit such yet as he is one week behind […]

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Official: West Ham announce sixth signing

West Ham have confirmed the signing of Paraguay international Fabian Balbuena. The defender has joined the Irons from Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A side Corinthians for an undisclosed fee, penning a three-year deal. He told WHUFC.com “I’m really excited for this new challenge and my target is to meet the demands of the Premier League,” the […]

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Fabian Balbuena is a Hammer

Fabian Balbuena is now a Hammer. This photo from inside the London Stadium taken yesterday proves it. Posted by a Paraguayan radio station Centro al Área  on Twitter his morning it says “FABIÁN BALBUENA is officially a new WEST HAM UNITED player” The 26-year-old Centre Back was the captain of the Brazilian side Corinthians until West Ham […]

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Poll: What should be done with the World Cup statue?

Newham council have gone back on a previous promise to move to the World Cup statue featuring Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters from Barking road to the London Stadium. Former Newham Mayor Robin Wales and West Ham fan had agreed the statue could be moved and a plinth was created outside the Stadium […]

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Brazilian’s pay demands kills deal

West Ham have tonight knocked back reports that Shaktar Donetsk winger  Bernard is on his way to the club The story is being reported across Europe as fact but ClaretandHugh has been told an attempt to land the player failed a month ago on account of his personal terms. We pulled out when his representatives […]

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Hammers increase overdraft to fund player purchases

West Ham has arranged a £45m overdraft to help fund down payments The club on summer signings. When Felipe Anderson and Fabian Balbuena join West Ham would have committed to spend up to £100m with the first year’s transfer down payment and agent fees of around £30m paid upfront. The club borrowed £25m last season of […]

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West Ham announce new shirt sponsor

West Ham will wear a lion rampant on their shirt next season after the club signed their new sleeve sponsor. The logo of Basset & Gold, a financial services firm in London, will feature on the left sleeve of the first team, academy and PL2 players. Basset & Gold will also become West Ham’s eSports partner. A […]

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Very early days but is this the line up as it stands?

I may be a little early with this piece bearing in mind that Felipe Anderson is still a couple of days away and according to the manager there could well be more players arriving at the club. But with five new faces on board it’s an interesting exercise to trying working out the sort of […]

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Holland has single aim under “brilliant” boss

Nathan Holland has confirmed his only aim this season is to be in and around the first team squad. With Manuel Pellegrini and the squad heading back to London and a match at Wycombe this weekend many players will soon be learning their fate – out, loan or first team! The young winger has his […]

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Anderson en route to London

Felipe Anderson has been pictured at a Rome airport checking in for a flight to London. Twitter user Reece Milne from Scotland snapped the Brazilian midfielder in a selfie at the check-in desk. The 28-year-old is expected to land in London this evening to face a medical for the Hammers after agreeing to personal terms […]

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Payet’s cramped Hammers odds

Dimitri Payet is still priced at an amazing 2/1 to join the Hammers this summer. The bookies clearly believe there’s more than half a chance of the 31 year old midfielder rejoining us despite reports in France laughing off all such suggestions. According to Sky Bet the midfielder is a 2/1 bet to be back […]

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Hammer is a now a big bookies favourite to leave

Michail Antonio is now a massive odds on bet to leave the club before the sumer is out. The arrival of Andriy Yarmolenko and imminent alleged appearance of Felipe Anderson looks to have made the former Nottingham Forest man surplus to Hammers requirements. Crystal Palace have had a long reported interest and both they and […]

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David Sullivan breaks silence on transfer activity

David Sullivan has broken silence on recent transfer activity. Speaking to WHUFC.com Sullivan said “We are delighted to have secured two very exciting signings in the space of three days. As a Board, we assured our supporters that we would be looking to bring in high-calibre players, and Jack and Andriy fit that bill perfectly.  “Both of […]

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Parkesy runs rule over England’s Pickford

Former Hammers keeper Phil Parkes is delighted that Jordan Pickford has broken through as the England No 1 and gives him an eight out of ten for his World Cup performances. However, he makes it clear that whilst he is a fine stop shot stopper he needs to improve on crosses and come through a […]

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Official: Yarmolenko signs

West Ham have officially confirmed the signing of Ukraine international Andriy Yarmolenko. The 28-year-old forward has joined the Hammers from Borussia Dortmund on a four-year contract for a fee believed to be around £17.5m. Yarmolenko has enjoyed a hugely successful career with Dynamo Kyiv and the Ukrainian national team, scoring more than 175 goals and registering […]

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ITK Transfer radio round up

ITK EXWHUEmployee chatted to West Ham coach Mark Phillips this week on the West Ham Way podcast. Ex with his co-hosts Dave Walker and Kev Slade discusses England’s recent matches at the World Cup, talk about the players West Ham have already signed in the transfer window and the ones that the club might be signing […]

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West Ham Podcast: It’s coming home

The Moore Than Just A Podcast crew is back this week recording a closed season podcast episode discussing the latest summer transfer news including the signing of Jack Wilshere and West Ham related topics involving the World Cup and England’s progression to the semi-final without any West Ham players. Listen to Claret and Hugh Associate editor Sean […]

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Hammers face French side in Austria

West Ham will face French Ligue Un side Angers SCO in the second of their pre-season fixtures in in their Austrian tour this summer. Manuel Pellegrini’s men will take on Les Scoïstes on Friday 3rd August at 6.30pm CEST (5.30pm BST) at the Das.Goldberg-Stadion in Grödig. The Hammers’ clash with Angers will follow on from their Betway Cup […]

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West Ham to confirm centre back signing

West Ham is expected to announce the signing of Corinthians centre-back Fabian Balbuena within the next 48 hours. The 26-year-old is understood to have travelled to London to complete a medical and will be confirmed subject to international clearance and a work permit appeal. The Hammers have met the 26-year-old defender’s release clause reported to be […]

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Reece completes move to Hull City

Reece Burke has completed a £1.5m move to Hull City The Newham born former West Ham defender penned a three-year deal with the option of a further year to complete his switch from the London Stadium. “I’m over the moon to have signed for Hull City,” Burke told the club website after agreeing to become […]

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Impressive Holland has staked a claim

Young Nathan Holland looks set to take the next step forward in his Hammers fledgling Hammers career after impressing the manager during the pre-season training camp in Switzerland. He and Declan Rice have been the subject of top reports and Manuel Pellegrini will sit down with academy boss Terry Westley on his return to decide […]

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