West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says the transfer market in the Premier League is crazy with prices going through the roof.
Bilic admitted he would have liked to have signed Paul Pogba, who went to Manchester United for a world-record £89m from Juventus this summer, but he has not got the finances to land such a major star.
The Hammers drafted in 13 new players this summer but the combined outlay was less than Pogba’s cost, and to land big players Bilic says you need big bait.
“I don’t want to sound naive or hypocritical but if we could have Pogba we will sign Pogba, make no mistake,” Bilic said.
“But then I will be the first to say ‘ok, if everybody cuts, let’s cut.’
“It is crazy, it’s way too crazy. But it’s big-game fishing, for that you need tools. You can’t expect to get a shark with a small fish.”