West Ham told not to renew contracts


West Ham have been advised not to renew the contracts of either Lukasz Fabianski or Angelo Ogbonna this summer.

The club has made it clear to Claret and Hugh that they intend to keep a nucleus of older players in the dressing room explaining that Declan Rice’s departure will make that necessary.

However, with Mikey Antonio looking set to push for a move that may prove difficult and as the central defender and stopper reach their middle and late thirties perhaps inadvisable with academy products pushing to come through along with new arrivals David Moyes has promised in the past.

Aaron Cresswell has of course signed a new deal but former striker Frank McAvennie doesn’t believe that Oggy or Fab should be in the frame for new deals.

The Scot is sure that both should be replaced by younger nloog in a season which needs to see the club bounce back from a disappointing league campaign.

He told West Ham Zone. “Fabianski is a good keeper but can he do it week in and week out? He’s getting on.

“You look at some teams, and the best keepers in the league – Fabianski is not one of them.

“Ogbonna is a good player but I feel that we need to refuel and refresh the players. We can’t bring young players through like this.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Hammerforlife says:

    I may be wrong but I thought I read somewhere that Fabianski had already signed a one year extension?

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