Karren Brady outlines a negative effect summer spending could have on West Ham

Karren Brady

West Ham United were quite busy in the summer transfer window.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has revealed in her football diary in The Sun what the club’s board thinks of manager Slaven Bilic.

Bilic was appointed the West Ham boss in the summer following the departure of Sam Allardyce.

The Hammers have done quite well so far this season, and Brady has revealed that the new manager is highly thought of by the club’s chiefs.

The West Ham vice-chairman has also admitted that the club are set to incur losses of up to £17 million due to their spending in the summer transfer window.

“In the boardroom we like what we are seeing of Slaven Bilic and his football style,” the 46-year-old wrote in her football diary in The Sun (Monday, September 14 entry).

“We believe that our summer spree will lead to a loss of £12-17million on the season. While making losses is not in my nature, the circumstances demanded such ambition.”

A loss of £12m-£17m is certainly not something that a club like West Ham needs at the moment, but fans should be optimistic of future success.

The likes of Michail Antonio, Dimitri Payet and Angelo Ogbonna are good players who have improved the squad, and signing them was an investment in the club’s future.

The arrivals of the new players in the summer transfer window have enhanced West Ham’s chances of a successful 2015-16 campaign.

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