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West Ham United: Carlton Palmer claims that the club will have a small transfer budget

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Former Premier midfielder Carlton Palmer has been speaking to Transfer Tavern about West Ham ’s transfer budget.

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Palmer believes that despite qualifying for the Europa League, the Hammers won’t have a huge budget to work with.

This is in contrast to insider ExWHUemployee, who claims that the Hammers will have £60m plus player sales to spend, but Palmer thinks it could be half that figure.

He said: “I know that there’s not going to be, and David knows that there’s not going to be [a lot to spend].

“I would think that David might have £30m, £35m to spend in the summer, so he’s not going to have a lot of money. He knows that.”

Do you think West Ham will have this little to spend?

No, we have to have more

No, we have to have more

Yes, that sounds about right

Yes, that sounds about right

TIF Thoughts on Palmer’s claims…

If what Palmer says is true, you would think the Hammers would spend most of their budget on Jesse Lingard.

The 28-year-old could end up costing West Ham £25m, which would leave the Hammers with very little to spend as they prepare for a season in the Europa League.

Now, this could leave West Ham stretched next season as they already have a small squad, so we hope for their sake that the Hammers get a budget much closer to Ex’s suggestion.

This could allow the Hammers to significantly strengthen in a number of areas, so it remains to be seen what budget David Moyes will be given, but if Palmer is right, then West Ham could be in for a tough summer.

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