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West Ham still affected by Tévez affair


According to David Sullivan West Ham are still being affected by the Carlos Tévez affair which happened five years ago.   United won £26.5m in damages in an out-of-court settlement in March 2009.   West Ham still owe £10m to Sheffield United which is payable over the next year.

Sullivan said that the repayment burden had affected his transfer budget despite bringing in seven players this summer for a net outlay of around £6.5m.  

The club have liabilities of between £70m and £90m and repayments this year also include about £8m owed on transfers and another sum in the region of £5m to cover ticket income that was sold in advance.

Sullivan has said that he and co-owner David Gold would need to inject another £25m into the club this summer to cover for debt repayments and losses.