‘He Ain’t Worth That’ ‘Absolutely Nuts’ Fans React To West Ham Target’s 8.5M A Year Salary Demands

‘He Ain’t Worth That’ ‘Absolutely Nuts’ Fans React To West Ham Target’s 8.5M A Year Salary Demands

Everton left-back Lucas Digne is expected to earn £8.5m a year (£163,000 a week) if he does complete his move to Aston Villa, according to reports.

West Ham, Newcastle and Chelsea were also interested in the Frenchman but Hammers supporters on Twitter agree that paying the fullback that much in wages would not have been sensible business anyway:

It does seem as though Digne has decided on a switch to Villa purely for financial reasons, rather than ambition. His falling out with manager Rafa Benitez at the Toffees would also have given West Ham boss David Moyes some reservations about going after him.

If they do miss out on Digne, as expected, the Irons will still be in the market for a left-back. Aaron Cresswell remains sidelined with a back problem and with the injury more serious than first feared, an attempt to bring in a backup is almost certain before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.