Defender’s day looks done at West Ham

Ben Johnson looks to be on his way out of West Ham this summer.

With the club now certainly safe from the drop negotiations will soon start on contract extensions and despite having an option on the academy product it looks highly unlikely he will be offered one.

It isn’t rocket science working out how Moyes feels about players and with just 15 Premier League appearances behind him this term – two since March – it would be a surprise were he to stay.

Kehrer took Vladi Coufal’s place at right back last night with Johnson appearing late on the left side.

He won’t be alone as a likely departure – possibly to Everton – as Manu Lanzini is another who has fallen out of favour with the manager although it would come as a surprise were the same fate to befall Oggy who¬† has been in terrific form and was particularly impressive against Manchester United.




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2 comments on “Defender’s day looks done at West Ham

  1. I think it is the right decision for the player, and club to allow him to move on. He needs to develop by playing more consistently. Unfortunately for him when he has played it has not been to the standard needed to warrant a new contract. I do hope both Oggy and Lanzini are kept especially if Moyes goes..

  2. I am reluctantly agreeing that Ben needs to move on. I am adamant that Moyes ruined this boys progress by playing him in too many positions and none consistently, then dropping him. He used him like Polyfilla but no run in the team to develop himself. I also lament his non-use of Lanzini – wasteful. Oggy is fine wine! Would rather lose Moyes to be honest, and let a new manager assess the squad of players.

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