West Ham chucked £17M down the drain

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While West Ham’s current season might be petering out, the future at the London Stadium isn’t all doom and gloom. Of course, results haven’t been ideal lately, but there are signs that a new era is dawning in East London.

David Moyes’ time at West Ham appears to be nearing its end. His contract expires this summer, and sporting director Tim Steidten is actively searching for a successor. This managerial change will likely be accompanied by player movement.

Star performers like Mohammed Kudus, Edson Alvarez, and Lucas Paqueta could be tempted by opportunities elsewhere. West Ham will undoubtedly try to keep them, but the club might also need to address departures of underperforming players.

Maxwel Cornet’s case exemplifies the need for potential squad changes. Signed with high hopes after a prolific season at Burnley, Cornet hasn’t lived up to expectations. Injuries and a lack of on-field integration have hampered his progress, with just one goal to his name in all competitions.

Cornet’s hefty wages and underwhelming performances make him a potential departure candidate. Transfer insider Dean Jones believes Cornet is “wasting his time” at West Ham, and the club seems open to a sale. However, they’ll never see anything close to the £17m fee paid to Burnley.

While recouping the original transfer fee for Cornet seems unlikely due to his drop in market value, selling him could still generate funds for reinvestment. With a new manager coming in, a clean slate might benefit both Cornet and West Ham, allowing him to rediscover his form elsewhere.

A potential managerial change, alongside the departure of underperforming players like Cornet, suggests West Ham is preparing for the future. While the current season might not end on a high note, the upcoming rebuild offers a chance for a fresh start and continued success at the London Stadium.

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  • Kevin waylen says:

    I have started a petition for west ham fans to vote for our next manager at Please get true fans to support and vote for their choice of candidates. Thanks COYI

    • Phillip Clements says:

      Hi Kevin
      I’ve got 3 managers who I think would take us to the next level.
      Ruben Amorim
      Paulo Fonseca
      Eusebio Di Francesco

  • Phil Smith says:

    Isn’t there another side to this?
    Before he came to WH he scored 15 goals in the Premier league for a poor Burnley side!
    With a new manager he may well be able to get the best out of him (unlike Moyes) and make him part of the rotating squad?!

    • Sunshine says:

      Absolutely agree..

      • Harvey Fox says:

        If he was actually given now than 5 minutes on the pitch he might do something?

      • John simmonds says:

        It might just be an idea to actually give him a couple of games and see what he can do. It usually works if you can see someone play instead of being treated like a lepper by the manager. You know the one that actually paid 17 million for him.then ignored him

    • Luke says:

      Good point. Don’t forget the haller and Scamacca experience.

  • Deathblow says:

    Not all doom and gloom?
    You utter morons!
    You’ve done nothing but peddle doom and gloom at the behest of you mate Sullivan for weeks!
    We all know that can’t me the start is f the season Steidten will be gone and enter Moyes 3.0.
    ‘We tried’ will be your headlining ne written by the poison dwarf and he’ll became history putting off all other choices. ****ing first cuz and a criminal fortune to attend the soulless popcorn bowl

    • Fred says:

      Daniel Moyes is the best person to stay. He is still learning his job ! He needs time! He sold Ben Rice to our enemies and I think it was a masterstroke. I actually know Daniel Moyes. I have chatted with the fella and he was very impressed with my attention to detail 😊

    • Hammeroo says:

      @Deathblow. Colourful comments but may I be so bold as to request a translation into proper written English so that we can understand what you are trying to say?

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