West Ham could have a gigantic pool of funds to spend in the upcoming transfer window.

Depending on who you ask, it’s been anywhere from a fairly positive season to an absolutely disastrous one for the Hammers. However, both sides will agree that things could have been better if West Ham had recruited properly in January.

There were a number of factors that contributed to the lack of incomings, including Tim Steidten and David Moyes disagreeing over targets, but one massive issue was the fact West Ham were apparently flirting with breaching FFP. The reality of these claims that came out of the club aren’t really known but, based on financial reports and information from financial experts, they certainly could’ve spent more than they did.

Thankfully, there can be no hiding this Summer as the numbers speak for themselves. According to West Ham Football, West Ham are set to earn £91.7 million from Premier League equal share, £19.2 million in TV facility fees and £37.4 million in merit payment. This totals to £148.3 million earned from the Premier League alone.

On top of that, Claret and Hugh reports the Hammers have earned £30 million from their Europa League run, as well as a further £30 million from previous player sales. Assuming it’s just these two that will be given to Julen Lopetegui initially, in addition to the departures of players, with Lucas Paqueta being the most expensive one that looks likely to happen, it doesn’t seem all that much.

However, if they do get the full £85 million for the Brazilian, that would be added to the £9 million they have already received for the sale of Thilo Kehrer, and you’d expect there to be at least a couple of others sold. Conservatively, that’s at least £100 million from player sales which would hopefully give the recruitment team £160 million to play with.

While it’s an incredible sum of money, the size required to rebuild West Ham’s squad sufficiently means this budget will need to be used wisely and they may not be able to bring in players for big money like they have in recent years. Ultimately though, that is why we’ve overhauled our recruitment team and that’s just one of the challenges they’ll have to get around this Summer.