A Portuguese site called Futebol Finance has posted a list of the top 150 earning players in football.
Two West Ham players just creep onto the list in joint 146th place. Carlton Cole and Lucas Neill are on a reported 200,000 euros a month or 2.4 million a year.
This works out at about £157,767 a month or £1,893,250 a year. In the 20 odd months Cole has been at West Ham I think he has scored 5 league goals. I think that equates to something like £600,000 a goal.
Not bad work if you can get it.
Mind you it is funny how West Ham came under criticism last summer for inflating the salary structure of the Premier League when Portsmouth, Everton, Tottenham, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal all pay players higher wages. In fact that puts us tenth - somewhat relative to our league position.