West Ham Net Spend - The league's biggest under-performer?

West Ham committed the majority of their transfer budget on two Liverpool stars.

It has been a mixed season for West Ham so far, with the club sensational in a 3-0 defeat of Totenham, but indifferent for the remainder.

They presently sit 16th in the Premier League, level on points with Fulham who sit 18th, in the relegation zone.

A look at this summer's Premier League Net Spend table, looks rather different for the Hammers, where their combined transfer incomings and outgoings place them seventh.

Summer 2013 Net Spend

 

No team suffer a bigger negative differential in terms if Net Spend position versus Premier League placing, than the Hammers (11 places).

It is also easy to pinpoint exactly the reason for such a difference, Andy Carroll.

West Ham spent £15 million on Carroll, who is yet to play a minute for them in 2013/14, suffering with injuries and may not even be back until the New Year.

They will got back to the drawing board in the January transfer window, and several names are likely being considered; but here's our recommendation.

Back in summer 2012, Tom Cuppens

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