By Pranav Shahaney

20th Apr, 2022 | 9:50am

Dr Dan: West Ham could be set to make revenues north of £200m

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West Ham are well on course to make revenues north of £200million in this financial year.

That’s according to Dr Dan Plumley who claims that the Hammers would be among the top 20 revenue generators in world football if that happens.

In addition to the increased revenue, they may even be on course to receive a British transfer record fee for a single player.

Declan Rice, who has been coveted by the richest English clubs will once again be the subject of transfer interest this summer.

David Moyes is well aware of the fact and has recently slapped a staggering £150million price tag on his head. [Telegraph]

Discussing this with West Ham Zone, the Sheffield Hallam University expert said, “It’s big money and I think it depends on how you view it.

“It’s certainly a huge transfer fee for one player and we have to remember that it’s highly unlikely that transfer instalments are paid in one hit.

“So it’s not like they’ll have to put the £150million in the bank account the next day.

“The question is ‘What do they do with that money?’

“Do they go out and buy three or four really good players?

“The revenue of the club was £192million in 2021 and there’s a chance that it will go up this year.

“If West Ham can push that to over £200m then they’ll be in the top 20 teams in terms of revenue-generating in world football.

“There’s new investment as well so there’s a lot to be positive about for West Ham financially.

Daniel Kretinsky currently holds a 27 per cent stake in the Hammers after his investment earlier this season.

The Czech billionaire is understood to have plans of completing a full takeover in the future.

In other West Ham news, the club want to sign a ‘Brilliant’ Chelsea player who will tick a major box for David Moyes in the summer.

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