West Ham will be handed a transfer boost if they win the Europa Conference League.
Our Hammers are in their first European final in 47 years and the result of the final is likely to have a big impact on how they manoeuvre the transfer market in the summer.
Firstly, West Ham have earned themselves £8.8million from reaching the final, and by lifting the trophy they will pocket an extra £4.3million.
While the 4 million bonus might not be a lot in terms of football, what will undoubtedly have a massive impact is the lure of European football. Some of the transfer targets mentioned by ExWHUEmployee on Patreon are only interested in going to a club with at least some sort of Europe.
Due to this, the club has found it rather difficult to come up with a list of definite targets ahead of the summer. Names are thrown about constantly but it’s impossible to narrow it down when there’s so much uncertainty.
There’s plenty of rumours that if we lose the final David Moyes may not be taking the reins next season. On top of that, there’s also the strong possibility that whoever is manager won’t be in charge of transfers due to David Sullivan’s disappointment in new signings.
Beating Fiorentina is vital, not just because it’s a chance at a major European trophy, not just because it gets us Europe for the third time in the row but because it potentially dictates the future of this club. Fiorentina are clearly prepared for any final, they demonstrated that last night in their defeat to Inter Milan, but surely it’s time to make up for all those years of hurt that the East End of London has gone through. So much is riding on the final, will it be a happy ending to a, mostly, dismal season?
Whatever happens in the coming weeks, the most reliable place to get any transfer news is from our own club insider Ex on The West Ham Way Patreon.
By Charlie Bass