West Ham United should sell 2021 signing Kurt Zouma in the summer transfer window in my opinion.
West Ham signed the 28-year-old defender from Chelsea for around £30 million in the summer of 2021 (The Daily Mail).
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Zouma made a fine start to life at the London Stadium, but his nearly two-year spell with the Hammers has been blighted by injuries.
David Moyes was so desperate to bring the Frenchman to West Ham, and at the time it seemed like a great deal for the club.
At the time though, David Sullivan actually tried to pull the plug on the deal due to concerns about Zouma’s knees that arose during his medical (The Mirror).
And it now seems that Sullivan had very good reason to be concerned…
West Ham should sell Kurt Zouma
The 28-year-old missed six weeks and 10 games for the Hammers last season with knee AND hamstring problems. This term, he has missed 12 matches with the same injuries (Transfermarkt).
That just isn’t good enough for someone who cost £30 million.
Physical reliability is absolutely vital now, considering the speed an intensity of the game in the Premier League, and the sheer volume of matches that teams have to play now.
As good as Zouma has been for West Ham at times, Moyes really needs to plan for the future by bringing in powerful, robust players.
Kurt Zouma just doesn’t fit into that category, and West Ham should look to move him on at the end off the season, rather than wait for him to pick up another long-term injury.
It may be hard to accept, but sometimes you have to move on players who you cannot rely on.
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