Reported by football.london
A lot was made, rightly, of West Ham’s £100m spending spree over the summer as Manuel Pellegrini brought in nine new players for the first team and striker Xande Silva for the U23s.
The club splurged £42m on record signing Felipe Anderson, £17.5m on Andriy Yarmolenko, £22m on defender Issa Diop while Ryan Fredericks, Lukasz Fabianski, Fabian Balbuena, Jack Wilshere, Lucas Perez and Carlos Sanchez all arrived as well.
But there were some outgoings as well from east London as Pellegrini re-shaped an under-performing squad, with mixed results so far it has be said. The rough estimate is that West Ham clawed back around £14m in fees – not exactly balancing the books.
The majority of that was Crystal Palace’s purchase of midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate, who swapped east London for south east of the capital for a little over £10m. There were only two others who left that commanded fees and they were Reece Burke and Domingos Quina, who left for around £3.5m combined.
It’s too early to say how well Pellegrini has done in the transfer market in terms of who he has brought in, but with the players he allowed to leave permanently or temporarily, it seems like they have all been good moves apart from one or two.
Here is how the eight players are getting on away from the London Stadium this season.
West Ham midfielder Edimilson Fernandes is on-loan at Fiorentina for the season (Image: Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)