Club insiders have rubbished a Daily Mail story claiming the club is paying their proposed new signing Edson Alvarez £148,000 a week.
The club insider clarified that the transfer fee they are paying Ajax for the midfielder is a £32 million fee plus £3 million in potential add-ons.
On page 99 of the Daily Mail newspaper’s print edition on 6th August, it reported that the Mexican international’s agents have agreed on a five-year contract worth £148,000 a week to take him to the London Stadium. It added that the Hammers have made an opening bid of £ 25 million for the 25-year-old, with the Dutch side looking for a fee in the region of £ 35 million but likely to accept about £ 30 million they claimed.
The club source said: “He will be on £100k a week, and the fee is £32m plus £3m of add-ons. The club needs to let it be known that the Mail story is nonsense.”