Jussi, Cole, Demel & Nene leave West Ham

Guy-Demel_2847052West Ham have officially confirmed that first team squad players Carlton Cole, Guy Demel, Jussi Jaaskelainen and Nene will all leave the Club at the end of their contracts on 30th June.

The release of these senior players will free up around £125,000 per week of wages which is £6.5m per season off the wage bill. Although not mentioned Loanee Alex Song is expected to save another £75,000 per week in wages after his loan ended.

Young Academy players Kieran Bywater, Sean Maguire, Paul McCallum and Dan Potts will also depart the Boleyn Ground after not being offered new contracts. Hammers scholars Jerry Amoo and Kieran Bailey have been released, while Taylor Tombides will also be moving on.

Released Under 16 Academy players include Nathan Parsons, Tom Carlton, Keagan Cole, Nathan Douglas, Matthew Campbell, Billy Holmes and Louis Yuill.  Yuill has joined Birmingham youth while Campbell has joined Millwall youth setup.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

5 comments on “Jussi, Cole, Demel & Nene leave West Ham

  1. It’s a real shame about Nene. He was never given much of a chance and he is a quality player who scores goals.

    Good luck to Dan Potts, too.

  2. If I was a championship manager I would grab pottsy quick,
    What happened to the Irish Messi ( Sean Maguire ) well that’s what we were told,
    Every club at the moment are releasing 8 to 10 players,
    Nene was always going to be a stopgap at his age,

  3. No surprises on that list.Big clear out begins.Add Nolan,JOB &Jarvis & i can live with that 😉

    • Ditto, I wouldn’t be too displeased to see one or two others under achievers like Maiga, Carroll, & Downing on that list as well. We need a complete re-vamp

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