Hammers prepare summer exit list


David Moyes is ready to let both Hammers left backs Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku leave this summer if he receives the right sort of offers.

He has watched as opposition teams have regularly targeted that side of the back four and created assists and goals  which have had a big impact on the season

Cresswell at rising 31, has a contract until 2023, whilst Masuaku was awarded a new four year deal under Manuel Pellegrini which takes him to 2024,  but should sensible offers be made both will be allowed to move on.

There’s also a question mark over Ryan Fredericks – a free signing and member of the Championship team of the year in his last season at Fulham.

A free transfer in 2018 his deal will expire in 2022 and the Hammers are ready to cash in should they get the chance with Ben Johnson being seen as a possible first team replacement and a new signing brought in as cover.

We understand he is also keen to see Albian Ajeti replaced but has no plans – should QPR want to keep him – to bring Jordan Hugill back into the Hammers squad.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Saul says:

    Doesn’t make sense to get rid of Cress in my opinion. He should be a back up for whoever takes his place. Having not seen much of Johnson I can’t say he should take Cress’ place but we certainly need a new right AND left back. Fredericks is weak to me; he’s quick but that’s about all he offers.

    Good full backs aren’t an easy find though. I imagine Clyne will come in as he’s on a free, once Premier League safety is assured but who else is out there?

  • Mojen says:

    Roberto ? Surely !

  • Steve says:

    I would have thought Roberto, Martin, Masuaku, Cullen, Holland, Anderson, Ajeti, Hugill would all be allowed to go. Maybe Lanzini as well. Buy Soucek and someone like Rondon, bring in Clyne – job done.

    • they may. i’ve mentioned the ones i have been told about. Ajeti and Hugill mentioned in last par

    • Did a story about Roberto staying where he is a few days back

    • Saul says:

      Surely Cullen and Holland will be given a chance to stay on, even if it means another loan. Didn’t do Harry Kane too much hassle, neither Tammy Abraham. Agree with you on the rest. Is there room for both Diangana AND Yarmo? I think you can add the Ukrainian to that ‘for sale’ list too, maybe Wilshere as well?

      That’s an awful lot of exits for not a huge amount of cash for replacements. Hmm….

  • Martyn Quinn says:

    Why print this “news” when we are fighting a relegation battle and need all players to be focused on giving 100% to the club? Not gonna help when you tell players they are not wanted next year is it?
    The time for this is after the season has ended.

  • George Green says:

    How silly to leak this while we are fighting for PL survival.
    Not going to help with motivation !

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