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West Ham United secured a close 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, moving to fourth place in the Premier League table as a result. Coach David Moyes has led his team to 13 wins and six draws in 25 games this season, and while there are still 13 more games to go, the Hammers will be delighted to have a chance to play in Europe next season. Qualification for the Champions League is very possible for this group of West Ham players and according to David Ornstein of The Athletic, they will share around £ 10 million in bonuses if they finish in the top four.
There is an incentive scheme that applies from ninth place onwards and implies an increase per position. Players will be rewarded according to the number of games they play, and while there is no specific payout if West Ham makes it to the Champions League or Europa League, the scheduled increase increases significantly if they do. Players will be playing for more than just the jackpot available in upcoming games, and there is no doubt that their individual market values will skyrocket if they finish in the top four.
That will also attract bigger players to the London Stadium squad when the summer transfer window opens, and Declan Rice will definitely see no reason to leave the club in the coming months.