West Ham are prepared to let Andriy Yarmolenko leave on loan this month, according to the Sunday Mirror (January 12th, page 67), and some Hammers fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.
The 30-year-old joined the east London outfit from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2018, for a fee believed to be worth £17.5 million, according to the Evening Standard.
He has struggled to establish himself at West Ham, however, making just 25 appearances and scoring only five goals.
In truth, it looks like Yarmolenko is quite simply not cut out for the Premier League, what with its frenetic pace.
The 86-capped Ukraine international is slow and cumbersome in his play, and often slows down the Hammers’ attacks.
And the Mirror (January 12th, page 67) claims that David Moyes is prepared to move Yarmolenko on, even if it’s only on a temporary basis.
The problem is, however, that West Ham are extremely thin on the ground as it is. And they really need to be making a multitude of new signings, rather than allowing players to leave.
The 30-year-old has been far from a good signing for the Hammers, but on his day, he could still do a job.
And some West Ham fans debated the merits of letting Yarmolenko leave this month on Twitter…
Get in!! Another £100k pw trimmed off the wage bill.
Not like we need players or anything.
— Kris Johnson (@kjohno10) January 13, 2020
Just sell him. Lazy player.
— Amby (@ambrop) January 13, 2020
get rid asap, he’s trash
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) January 13, 2020
This makes no sense what so ever
— john irons bird (@johnbird65) January 13, 2020
What??? 🤣 The guy who destroyed Man Utd earlier this season? Surely not true and the mirror making up crap. I think Yarmo is a fantastic player and someone we definitely need at the club.
— ⚒ Andy B ⚒ (@northwesthammer) January 13, 2020
Can’t even sell players anymore let alone buy them
— GW (@George_Willis01) January 13, 2020
Yeah why not the squad is overloaded with players 🙄
— ⚒ ian ⚒ (@IANL80s) January 13, 2020
Great idea with our massive squad 😩
— Graham Sparks (@UlsterWasp) January 13, 2020
It’s all hands on deck and we loan a player we need
— Gavlaar (@gavblake14) January 13, 2020
What a waste of time just sell him
— hammertime (@barry_usher) January 13, 2020
— Simon Skinner (@Skins2002) January 13, 2020