There have been mixed reports about West Ham’s budget heading into the Summer transfer window.

Julen Lopetegui, Tim Steidten and David Sullivan have a massive job to do this Summer. It is unquestionably the most important transfer window in this club’s history. What happens between now and the start of the new season will define the future of West Ham.

If they get everything right, it could solidify the foundations laid by David Moyes of a club from outside the ‘big 6’ consistently challenging for European football. If they don’t, then they will undoubtedly slip back into mediocrity, or possibly even worse.

Getting the recruitment spot on is necessary, but it will be tough to do that without a massive budget. Fortunately, Keith Wyness believes that the Hammers board will heavily support the Spaniard. “I wasn’t really surprised to see him turn them down,” he told Football Insider. “I’m sure he will have been promised a huge budget to take over at West Ham anyway.”

“Looking at the numbers, I’m not sure they’re in any danger of breaching the PSR situations. We’ve then got the new rules potentially coming in next year. I would think he’s been promised the chance to make a fresh start at the club in the market this summer.”

While you would certainly hope this would be the case, Claret and Hugh have hinted towards a more quiet window, with the focus being on bringing through the youth. “With FFP and profit and sustainability regulations becoming ever tighter, the Hammers will rely more than ever on the Academy of Football to produce players like Earthy who are first-team ready,” they stated.

Considering that every single financial report puts us as one of the best off in the Premier League, considering we rent our stadium in “the deal of the century” and considering we spent nothing in January, any excuses of being concerned over PSR or FFP don’t seem acceptable. Reports say the club are in a good position financially and so do the financial experts – there is absolutely no excuse for not spending the way we need to.

In the event that the club does have a lacklustre window, there will undoubtedly be reports that talk about fear of points deductions. Unless there is something going on behind the scenes we don’t know about, it feels incredibly unlikely that West Ham of all teams are in any danger of breaching any rules. Let’s hope the board can get the most vital period in this club’s recent history right instead of going the cheap route – the fans won’t stand for it and neither will Lopetegui.

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