A number of fans in the Transfer Tavern have been slating West Ham as their shock move from PSG’s Javier Pastore looks set to fall through. According to Sky Sports, the stumbling block in the deal was the player’s wages, as Pastore’s demanding up to £190,000 per week, something which the club simply cannot afford.
Javier Pastore’s move to West Ham is unlikely to happen at this stage due to the midfielder’s wage demands, according to Sky sources.
— Sky Sports PL (@SkySportsPL) 5 June 2018
The links with Pastore came as Pellegrini has promised the fans an attacking revolution at The London Stadium next season and the Chilean manager will be looking to add to the attacking players he’s already got. The club already employs Javier Hernandez, Marko Arnautovic, Andy Carroll, Michail Antonio and Manuel Lanzini and Pellegrini will look to achieve a top ten finish next season after their close encounter with relegation this year.
Whilst Pastore is set to miss out on a move to London, the club could be set to land Marlon Santos from Barcelona in a deal for around £20 million. The club looked like they’d done sound business in the window last season, although it wasn’t to be as their on-loan ‘keeper Joe Hart failed to live up to expectations, despite Arnautovic’s and Hernandez’s goalscoring exploits for the club.
You can read the fans’ views on the Pastore news here:
Imagine my shock…
— Admiral Ackbar (@matthewcoster) June 5, 2018
Too good for West Ham anyway
i think @WestHamUtd can afford the salary by sacrificing some players for him
— June 2nd (@Abdool111) June 5, 2018
Probably changed his mind after meeting the chuckle brothers
— MrArsenal (@MrarsenalX) June 5, 2018
I’m a Liverpool fan and people saying they’re being tight and all that I don’t get pastore hasn’t been good for years now and he definitely isn’t worth 190k a week
— Zack Coulson (@coulson_zack) June 5, 2018
But where can he go
— January Marks (@JanuaryMarksBW) 5 June 2018Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
It won't happen because he is too good for West ham
— Jeate88 (@Jeate88) June 5, 2018