West Ham have reportedly received a significant boost to their transfer budget which will help massively in their rebuild.

This Summer represents an opportunity for West Ham. They can either build upon the foundations that David Moyes laid and push on to the next level like fans are hoping for, or they can fade back into mediocrity and think about how they wasted their chance to become something other than just another Premier League club.

While it may not have been the most popular of appointments at the time, Julen Lopetegui’s arrival signifies the first massive risk that will help swing the tide one way or the other. What will play arguably an even more important role than the new gaffer though is whether or not Tim Steidten and his team are able to get the recruitment spot on.

So far, there’s not been too many arrivals despite a fair amount of departures. The only signings have been Luis Guilherme and Wes Foderingham. Although you wouldn’t expect the latter to feature all that often, what sort of role the Brazilian will play remains to be seen. What is blatantly clear though is that they desperately need to add to their incredibly thin squad.

Thankfully, the Hammers’ budget has increased significantly thanks to getting rid of some fringe players, Sean Whetstone has revealed. “Outbound sales of Kehrer to Monoco for £9.3m, Trott to Coppehagen for £1.3m and Benrahma to Lyon for £12.2m have raised £22.8m of transfer funds for this summer, this will be added to around £60m budget giving a total of £82.8m of which £19.5m has been spent on Luis Guilherme leaving around £63.3m transfer budget remaining,” he posted on X.

Obviously £63.3 million doesn’t seem like the most amount of money to spend in the world, but with many clubs sniffing around the likes of Nayef Aguerd and Flynn Downes, this could easily surpass the £100 million mark.

It’s worth noting that Steidten did state today that the club are in no need to sell their players in order to buy, which would suggest that he potentially has more money to play with than perhaps is being let on. At the very least, our Irons need another 5 signings but ideally even more. Signing hidden gems is what the German was brought in for, let’s hope he can prove his worth and sign players which represent incredible value for money.

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