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Irons exit list likely to grow beyond four!

Lingard has a very special relationship with Moysie

West Ham’s urgent requirement for new players could lead them into adding a couple more names to a possible summer exit list.

It’s well known that Felipe Anderson, Manu Lanzini and Andriy Yarmolenko are available if the prices are right with Issa Diop being mentioned as another another possible departure  over recent days.

But despite having a contract which keeps him at the club until 2024 the club may consider offers and would certainly listen to enquiries for Arthur Masuaku.

We understand too that goalkeeper Nathan Trott may be a possible departure with the club actively seeking a new top level stopper as Lukasz Fabianski goes into his 37th year.

Masuaku and Mikey Antonio – having suffered major injury problems this season – are in desperate need of the summer break to recover properly from their problems

Antonio is now 31 and has a contract until 2023 but were a club to make a realistic offer it could be the Hammers would be ready to entertain it and possibly use the funds to invest in a new strike force.

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12 comments on “Irons exit list likely to grow beyond four!

  1. Selling Diop would be stupid. Oh of course that world class outfit The Athletic started it. I’ll move on. And how can you just go along with what they say without comment. Balbuena probably going – Diop goes- Ogbanna in his 30s along with Dawson. Really good side we would have then.

  2. Would be really sad to see Antonio moved on. Despite his injury history, he’s always given everything for the club and is still a handful for any defence. Just needs to be properly managed as a super sub with another striker or two also in the team.

  3. Seems having a football squad is like owning a racehorse. Always for sale, just a matter of price.
    Hope that isn’t really the case.

  4. Can’t see Diop going if Balbuena walks out for free, isn’t Fredericks out of contract as well?
    Would have thought Randolph would be released over trott, Randolph is more than average and probably much more expensive than trott and Martin we believe will be released or so I read so trott wouldn’t make sense in my view.
    We don’t know if Lingard will sign so that could be 4-5 down without the sales you mention , with a very small squad
    already.
    We have an ageing squad so despite a great season we need loads, and I can’t see Moyes getting 7-8 players in, he takes his time and is cautious. It could blow his mind!

    You are closer to the club though…

  5. I wouldn’t be too unhappy to see Diop go. I’m not convinced by him in either box. Dawson (a Moyes’ choice) has proven to be much better value for money than Diop (a Pellegrini choice). If needed, I’d back to Moyes to improve the back line, if both Diop and Balbuena leave.

  6. I think that what we should learn from the Diangana sale is (1) who we sell depends a lot on who people are prepared to buy (2) it can sometimes turn out to be good for us

    Let us see who goes and who stays – the silly season will soon be upon us

  7. To go would perhaps include the following as Moyes reshapes his squad – Randolph (tiny fee?), Martin (released out of contract), Fredericks (released if he is out of contract?), Reid (two more years to go on his contract? can we get rid of him on 65k a week?), Lanzini (10m if he goes to River Plate/Italy/Spain?), Anderson (10-15m if we are very very lucky), Yarmolenko (5m to someone if we are lucky), Balbuena (released out of contract) – that’s 8 – seem to be on the list if to generate funds, reduce the wage bill and make room for other younger ones. Seems if we are very lucky we could generate around 25- 30m tops from sales. We need 2 strikers (spend 30m), a central defender (5m), more midfielders (don’t forget Snodgrass, Lanzini and Anderson will all have gone) a left sided full back (5 – 10m) and at least one and maybe 2 defensive midfielders (20m), plus a goalkeeper (free?) Net transfer spend required from the board needs to be at least 30m+ We also banked 20m from the Haller sale that is sitting there.

  8. Everybody knows Antonio has bad legs,forced to play himself into the ground,hes bound to end up injured. Keep him hes to good to let go. How many times have we ****ed up with centre forward injured!? We need a Good third man. He deserves to be that man.

  9. Just because we are inundated with offers for all of our players doesn’t mean we will be compelled to allow them to go and leave ourselves with no playing staff. I’m certain there will be measured decisions made when the appropriate times arrive. That’s what makes it exciting – the wait and see. Enjoy today and let Moyes and the boys (Karren included) deal with the future comings and goings.
    COYI

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