Andriy Yarmolenko has admitted that he will almost certainly leave West Ham United at the end of the season.
The 32-year-old Ukrainian attacker will be out of contract at the London Stadium this summer and as things stand, there has been no noise about a potential new deal being offered to him.
Yarmolenko has been accused plenty of times by the West Ham fans of simply not being good enough to play Premier League football.
The former Borussia Dortmund man, signed for £18 million in 2018 (talkSPORT), lacks the kind of pace and physicality needed to succeed in the English game.
He does have unbelievable quality though and he has proven that over the past month or so.
After Yarmolenko’s country Ukraine was invaded by Russia, he was given some time off by David Moyes, understandably so.
The former Borussia Dortmund attacker came back into the fold last month though and made an immediate impact by scoring an unbelievable goal against Aston Villa.
Amazingly, Yarmo then scored again just four days later against Sevilla in the Europa League. It was the goal that took us through to the quarter-finals of the competition.
And the Ukrainian’s heroics have led to calls from some fans for him to be offered a new contract at the London Stadium…
Andriy Yarmolenko makes honest West Ham admission
It appears as though the 32-year-old’s time at the London Stadium is coming to an end.
There has been no news recently about David Moyes potentially offering the £115k-a-week attacker a new deal.
And Yarmo admitted that he’s almost certain that he will be leaving West Ham in the summer, when speaking exclusively to UA Tribuna:
“I think that 95 per cent, I will leave. West Ham have the option of an extension (on my contract) for another year. But no one contacted me about this. I look forward to their decision in the next week or two. If not, my agent will deal with the issue of my future employment. We’ll see what the options are.”
Yarmolenko will go down in West Ham folklore purely because of his match-winning goal against Sevilla at the London Stadium last month.
Considering what was going on in his home country, it was a truly remarkable moment for Andriy. And whatever he goes on to do for the remainder of his career, we wish him all the best.
Yarmolenko has been a good player through his career but unfortunately for us, things never quite worked out for him at West Ham.