According to a report from Football.London, Manuel Pellegrini has changed his mind on Arthur Masuaku, and now wants to keep the left-back at West Ham.

The 25-year-old joined the Hammers for £6 million from Olympiacos in the summer of 2016, according to Sky Sports.

And he has been a divisive figure at the London Stadium ever since then.

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Arthur Masuaku (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

Masuaku has impressed in spells for West Ham, but mostly when deployed as a left winger.

His defensive abilities have often been called into question.

And that has led to rumours linking the Congolese ace with an exit from West Ham.

 

Pellegrini was keen to sell Masuaku last month, according to the Daily Mirror (February 12th 2019, page 56).

That no longer seems to be the case, however.

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Arthur Masuaku (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Football.London claims that the Chilean now wants to keep the 25-year-old. And he’s thought to be content with the prospect of him battling Aaron Cresswell for the left-back spot next season.

The former Olympiacos man will undoubtedly have to up his game during pre-season, however, if he is to convince Pellegrini that he is deserving of a starting spot in time for the new campaign.

Whether West Ham fans will be pleased for the left-back to stay at the London Stadium this summer, however, is up for debate.

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