Report: West Ham stars set for big bonus if they reach the Champions League

West Ham Upton Park

The Hammers are fifth in the table at present after beating Everton.

West Ham United’s stars have been given a huge incentive to finish in the top four, with the offer of a big bonus on the table, reports the Mirror.

The Hammers have enjoyed a fine first season under manager Slaven Bilic, competing at the top half of the table all year.

They now sit fifth in the table, just a point behind Manchester City in fourth and three behind Arsenal in third.

The Champions League is firmly within their grasp then as the campaign draws to a close.

And if the incentive of dining at Europe’s top table is not enough, they have no been offered further enticement in the form of a huge bonus.

If they were to finish in the top four, it would see their Premier League merit payments increased substantially, meaning around £7million being split between the squad, according to the Mirror report.

That is a significant upgrade on last season, when they shared a £2million bonus after finishing 12th under Sam Allardyce.

A tantalising reward for West Ham then, who will be hoping that they can secure a top four place to cap off a fantastic first season under Bilic.

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