Report: West Ham willing to spend upwards of £30 million on one player

West Ham Upton Park

West Ham are set to break the bank this summer on transfers.

According to the Telegraph, the Hammers are set to use this summer as a statement of intent as to their future plans, and will be willing to spend upwards of £30 million on one player.

The East London club are still in the market for a new manager, and the appointment is set to be an incredibly important one. With Premier League status established, and the need to progress in the Europa League with the Olympic Stadium move happening next season, the new manager has to show that he can move the club forwards.

Whoever is appointed will be given the full backing of the board in the transfer window, with co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan willing to sanction a deal of £30 million for one player to prove that the Hammers mean business.

The club are determined to break into the top six, and with the correct manager in place, be looking to go one better and fight for Champions League football. They already have Europa League qualification assured, and it is likely that the club will take all their chances in that competition to win it - thus opening the door for Europe’s premier competition.

There are as yet no indications as to which players West Ham could be looking at as a marquee signing, but that will probably be decided shortly after the confirmation of a new manager at the Boleyn Ground.

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