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ExWHUemployee claims David Moyes wants to sell £3.5m man because he doesn't rate him

ExWHUemployee has claimed that David Moyes is not a fan of Fabian Balbuena and wants to sell the West Ham centre-back this summer.

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The 28-year-old joined the Hammers from Brazilian side Corinthians in the summer of 2018 for around £3.5 million (Evening Standard).

The Paraguay international made a decent start to life in England, but his form dipped last season after an opening day horror show against Manchester City at the London Stadium.

Fabian Balbuena (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

Balbuena lacks any kind of pace and he is extremely suspect when in possession of the football. He was an attacker’s dream to play against last term.

And the 28-year-old has fallen well down the centre-back pecking order under David Moyes at the London Stadium.

Fabian Balbuena (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

Stats

The centre-back made 13 Premier League appearances for the Hammers last season. He made just 16 tackles, with a success rate of 69%. The 28-year-old made only 25 interceptions and made two errors leading to goals for the opposition (premierleague.com).

And ExWHUemployee has claimed that David Moyes wants to sell Balbuena this summer because he doesn’t rate the Paraguyan:

Our View:

If West Ham get a decent fee for Balbuena, it would surely make sense to sell the centre-back this summer.

The 28-year-old is a decent, old school defender, but the difficulty he has in playing out from the back and his lack of pace cost the Hammers on multiple occasions last season.

David Moyes is desperate to raise some cash to fund a summer spending spree.

And if the east London outfit get offered around £4-5 million for Balbuena, it really will be a no-brainer to sell him.

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