Unai Emery Will Be Given Meagre Budget Of £45m In The Summer – Report

By The Editor
on 5th February 2019

Unai Emery will have to work with yet another restricted budget in the summer…


Unai Emery will have to work with a restricted budget once against next summer with reports suggesting that he’ll be given a meagre £45million to spend, Daily Mail’s Sami Mokbel reports.

After a January window in which Emery revealed that he could only add loan signings due to a lack of funds, it seems the situation will not improve in June.

This is, despite the fact that new sponsorship and kit manufacturing deals will kick in, worth a reported £110m a year over the next five seasons.

Also, the report doesn’t suggest that this is the planned budget should the club fail to qualify for the Champions League for a third consecutive season.

Our performances in recent months have exposed the fact that our playing staff is short of the required standard and that major investment is needed.

Adding quality players should be the only target for the club and with the budget quoted in the report, we’ll be lucky to sign one player of the necessary quality.

To put it into context, West Ham signed Felipe Anderson from Lazio for £40milliion last summer and the east London’s club’s revenues aren’t comparable to ours.

This is what many feared when Stan Kroenke took full control of the club in August, sending us into private ownership and allowing him to keep the club’s accounts private.

If the report is true, the budget handed to Emery and the estimated turnover for the club doesn’t match. It suggests that either money is being purposefully held back, or that the loan Kroenke took out to purchase Alisher Usmanov’s shares will now be repaid using the club’s finances.

One thing’s for sure – something isn’t right.