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Official: Hammers name departing players

West Ham United have confirmed that Andriy Yarmolenko, Ryan Fredericks and keeper David Martin will be on their way this summer with Mark Noble having of course retired/.

And they have confirmed that five Development team players and one scholar will also be departing the London Stadium.

In a statement the club has named those whom will be seeking a future elsewhere.

Andriy Yarmolenko will depart after four seasons in east London, during which the Ukraine forward scored a number of important goals.

The 32-year-old totalled 86 appearances, scored 13 goals and registered seven assists. Among Yarmolenko’s notable strikes were two goals on his full debut at Everton in September 2018, a vital late winner against Chelsea in the Premier League in July 2020, and emotional finishes in wins over Aston Villa and Sevilla in March this year.

Ryan Fredericks

Ryan Fredericks has played 77 times since arriving at London Stadium in summer 2018, scoring three goals, assisting six more and playing his part in keeping West Ham in the Premier League at the end of the 2019/20 season.

Full-back Fredericks, 30, scored his first goal for the Club in the record 8-0 EFL Cup win over Macclesfield Town in September 2018, started the vital Premier League victories over Chelsea and Norwich City in July 2020, and played five times in West Ham’s run to this season’s UEFA Europa League semi-finals this season.

David Martin joined West Ham in June 2019 and made an unforgettable debut for the Club he supported as a boy in a 1-0 Premier League win at Chelsea in November of the same year.

Martin, 36, kept a second clean sheet in a 1-0 victory at Southampton the following month and made a total of five Premier League appearances as the Irons secured Premier League safety.

David Martin

Development squad players Nathan Holland, Jayden Fevrier, Bernardo Rosa, Amadou Diallo and Ossama Ashley and scholar Isaac Evans will also depart on 30 June when their contracts expire.

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Winger Holland, 23, made four first-team appearances, featuring as a substitute against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal in the Premier League in December 2019 and twice in the EFL Cup. He has also made more than 50 senior appearances during two loan spells at Oxford United.

Midfielder Rosa, 21, featured once in the first-team squad as an unused substitute for the Premier League fixture at Sheffield United in January 2020. He played 65 games for the development squad, including eleven times in the EFL Trophy.

Left-back Fevrier, 19, became West Ham’s youngest-ever reserve-team player when he appeared against Leicester City at 15 years, six months and 12 days in October 2018, breaking a record previously set by Noble in 2003.

Winger Diallo, also 19, played 25 times for the development squad, scoring five goals, including one appearance in the EFL Trophy at Colchester United in September last year.

Midfielder Ashley, 22, joined the Hammers from AFC Wimbledon in 2020 and has since made 14 appearances for the development squad.

Left-back Evans departs having made 19 U18 Premier League appearances over the previous two seasons.

West Ham United would like to thank all those players departing for their hard work and commitment during their careers in Claret and Blue and wish them the very best for their future careers.

ClaretandHugh says: Many of these names come as no surprise other than maybe Nathan Holland who at one time was being tipped as a big Hammers prospect. Sadly he had his share of injuries but has since gone on to do particularly well at Oxford United and we wish him and the others well as they bid to advance their careers. This of course won’t be the end of it we imagine with the manager looking to reshape a squad which is a little too old for comfort.

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