According to ExWHUemployee, Manuel Pellegrini is not a big fan of West Ham youngster Marcus Browne.
The 21-year-old spent last season on loan with Oxford United, where he racked up nine goals and five assists in 44 appearances.
According to Goal, he could be sold this summer, with Celtic and Rangers leading the race for his signature.
And despite his decent performances in League One last season, that will come as little surprise to Hammers fans.
West Ham have plenty of quality in the attacking midfield department. And Browne would undoubtedly struggle to get anywhere near the first-team next season.
Well-informed Hammers insider ExWHUemployee claimed yesterday that Pellegrini is more than happy for the youngster to leave because he doesn’t believe the midfielder can make the jump up to the next level:
Because he had a “fairly decent” season with league 1 Oxford mate. Pellegrini doesn’t think he can make the step up I think https://t.co/F5jfOOQ74L
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) 18 July 2019
Browne does seem to have plenty of talent, but it is clearly evident that he is nowhere near good enough to feature regularly in the Premier League just yet.
And moving him on this summer might just be the best outcome for both West Ham and the player himself.