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Six Irons who Moyes may sell

It became increasingly clear during the last few games before the break which players David Moyes trusts and those which may be appearing on his mental ‘out’ list.

And it was the squad which travelled to the Emirates when ill advisedly he and Mikel Arteta shared a hug he lived to regret and which was a contributing factor in the close down, which looks to be where’s at.

But even within that squad there were a couple of faces who may not be here long term when we finally get the green light to start the serious action again.

So here’s my list of those that maybe Moyes could be looking to shift out should – as I expect – we remain a Premier League club club next term.

DAVID Martin: It’s possible, given the financial pressure on the club – not that David is expensive – that the son of Alvin could be on his way.

RYAN Fredericks: Injury prone and hit and miss form levels have seen question marks emerge over him. Moyes likes to see him get forward as is the case with Masuaku but with Jeremy Ngakia and Ben Johnson emerging the former Fulham’s man days could be numbered.

FELIPE Anderson: The manager has barely looked in the Brazilian’s direction since Anfield having gone with a much more aggressive and punchy line up. He looks the type of luxury player who doesn’t always fit the manager’s mindset.

MANU Lanzini: Not the same player since he came back from that devastating World Cup training injury. The manager declared we needed him back to his best soon after arriving but he has now slipped down the pecking order big time. What sort of fee we would get however has to be questionable given all that.

ANDRIY Yarmolenko: The arrival of Jarrod Bowen has already pushed the Ukranian into back-up right sided midfielder given that the former Hull man was very much a Moyes signing. Injuries have disfigured his £18 million arrival and as the club’s second highest paid player Yarmo could very easily be on his way.

ALBIAN Ajeti: Completely out with the washing. Should there be a bid Moyes will undoubtedly bite some club’s hand off.

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17 comments on “Six Irons who Moyes may sell

  1. I would add Masuaku and Balbuena to that list along with Reid and Wilshere.

  2. I would include Hugill in that list.

  3. You think Moyes will sell Anderson & Lanzini but keep Carlos Sanchez and Jordan Hugill? Really?

  4. Please add Haller to that list. Although he hasn’t always had the support he needs, I think his commitment is questionable.
    I’m in favour of bringing in hungrier players from the Championship. We must recruit (and retain) those who wish to play for the shirt. Anything less in unacceptable.

    • Tony Tim and Alan’s comments are for me added to that list and cresswell too as most of our goals scored against us have been his fault all though improved slightly still not good enough for the left back spot and we need a top left back .

  5. If like us, all the clubs are not going to have any transfer budget, who is going to buy these players. As certainly won’t be the top clubs, and rest are now penniless at best.
    Might need to get Noel Edmonds to do a transfer window version of Swap Shop

  6. I think a lot will depend on the financial status of the club when everything restarts.Certainly Sanchez,Hugill,Wilshere and Reid will go. On top of them I would say Yarmalenko, Matsuaku, Ajeti will also go.I think maybe Lanzini and Anderson will stay, but if we need to spend money,it could mean that Rice or Diop will be sold.Hope not but maybe?

  7. Y would u sell Lanzini Anderson Yemelenko u don’t lose ability over night its the C word Confidence they are great players u don’t waist time and effort on buying em even after 3 seasons and just let em go for goodness sake get better confident players around em and keep em together , Did Man Utd sell Scholes Giggs after one bad season which they did , keep those players and just bring a 3 defenders 1 ,CM 2 strikers and a keeper

  8. Masuaku is another likely departure. Sanchez I think is out of contract ? If the money comes in for Anderson you are probably right likewise Yarmolenko, I genuinely hope we don’t lose all that talent in one go certainly not without replacing it. If we could get Eze and Ollie Watkins they would be great but we need some superstars and can’t rely solely on unproven championship players to replace established internationals.

  9. Talk of only £40m to spend when the new season starts which is poor but with 5-7 players being sold we could generate another £150m-£160M as long as it goes into the transfer kitty. But would you give Moyes that much considering?

  10. My goodness sir. Speculation, speculation !!! In the absence of real football talk eminating from matches, we are left with only speculation. What is real, good solid reading material today???
    Nonetheless, except for Martin, I would not blame Moyes getting rid of the other over-paid and lazy loafers … and bring back Diangana & Holland.
    We would produce more assists and esp goals for these young thorough-breds. And yes, we also have 2 solid righ backs in the und 23’s we can count on.
    In meanwhile, lets now patiently wait for the solid news items …. ????

  11. AT the risk of sounding too negative, we are not sure how the season will eventually end so there is still the possibility of relegation which would have a huge effect on who stays and who goes. Hopefully we will be able to avoid relegation eventually and can then think about which players we sell and which we keep

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