West Ham United secured a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, moving to fourth in the Premier League table as a result.
Manager David Moyes has led his side to 13 wins and six draws in 25 games this campaign, and while there are still 13 more games left, the Hammers will fancy their chances of playing in Europe next term.
Qualifying for the Champions League is very much possible with this set of inspired West Ham players, and according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, they will share around £10 million in bonuses if they finish in the top-four.
There is an incentive scheme in place that applies from a ninth-place finish upwards, and it involves a rise per position.
Players will be rewarded according to the number of games they feature in, and while there is no specific amount of payment if West Ham reach the Champions League or Europa League, the scheduled increase jumps significantly if they do.
The players will be playing for more than the prize at hand in the coming games, and there is no doubt that their individual market values will skyrocket should they finish in the top-four.
That will also attract bigger players to the London Stadium outfit when the summer transfer window opens, and Declan Rice will definitely see no reason to leave the club in the coming months.
Jesse Lingard will also more likely be keen to make his loan move from Manchester United permanent having found a new lease of life at West Ham, and the fans will be very delighted to see their team playing in Europe’s elite competition.