Massive player investments cause huge loss for West Ham

28 January 2020

West Ham
Photo: Getty Images West Ham spent £108 million on players during last year, which saw the additions of Felipe Anderson (pictured) for £28 million and Issa Diop of £22.5 million, among others.

The club's player investments last season turned a profit into a huge loss, West Ham's just-published financial accounts for the 2018/19 period show.

Staying in the Premier League is essential for "the future wellbeing of the club."

As a result of squad investments, the club's wage bill is up, as is amortisation.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

West Ham spent a significant amount on players last season, resulting in a loss of £28.2 million, the club's just-published financial accounts for the 2018/19 period show.

The results are in line with those forecasted by offthepitch.com analysts. Their profit was £18.3 million in the 2017/18 season.

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