According to a report from Football Insider, David Moyes wants to sell West Ham centre-back Fabian Balbuena this summer.

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The 28-year-old, who earns £40,000 per week (Spotrac) joined the Hammers from Brazilian side Corinthians in the summer of 2018 for around £6.5 million (Sky Sports).

The Paraguayan has struggled to establish himself as the London Stadium, however. Balbuena made a decent start to life in east London but his form has nose-dived after his shocking display against Manchester City on the opening weekend of the Premier League campaign.

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

And the centre-back has hardly been given any game time since David Moyes took charge at West Ham in December 2019. He has played just 274 minutes of Premier League football over the past seven months.

And now Football Insider claims that Moyes wants to sell Balbuena as he heads into the final year of his contract with the Hammers. It is also suggested that the 57-year-old doesn’t trust the 6ft 2in centre-back.

If West Ham do sell the Paraguay international, it will 100% be the right call.

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Fabian Balbuena (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The 28-year-old is shaky in possession and his distribution is quite frankly atrocious. He is decent in the air, but in truth, his aerial ability is all that he really has to offer.

 

Balbuena only has 12 months left on his current contract at the London Stadium.

So West Ham certainly won’t be able to sell him for a big fee. In fact, they will most likely have to suffer a big loss on the defender.

But any fee will be better than losing him for nothing next summer.

Moyes must shift the deadwood at the end of the season. And Balbuena should be the first name on the list of players who the Scot is looking to move on.

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