ExWHUemployee has claimed on Twitter that David Moyes simply doesn’t rate West Ham centre-back Fabian Balbuena.

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The 28-year-old joined the Hammers from Brazilian side Corinthians in the summer of 2018 for around £4 million (Football.London).

The Paraguay international initially impressed at the London Stadium.

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Fabián Balbuena (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

Balbuena’s uncompromising style seemed to be ideally suited to the robust nature of the Premier League.

The 28-year-old is known as the ‘General’. And during his first season at the club, it was easy to see why.

Things haven’t quite worked out for Balbuena this season, however. In fact, he has been in truly awful form.

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Fabian Balbuena (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

The centre-back has made 13 Premier League appearances for West Ham this season. He has made just 16 tackles, with a success rate of 69%. Balbuena has made only 25 interceptions and has made two errors leading to goals for the opposition (premierleague.com).

 

The Paraguayan was omitted form the Hammers’ starting XI for today’s home clash with Wolves.

And ExWHUemployee has claimed that that is because Moyes simply doesn’t rate the former Corinthians defender:

If that is indeed true, Balbuena obviously faces a bleak future at West Ham.

It would be no surprise to sere the Hammers sell the Paraguayan this summer.

And there probably wouldn’t be too many West Ham fans who would be upset if that turned out to be the case.

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