West Ham United defender Fabian Balbuena has admitted that returning to his former club Corinthians could be an option this summer, when speaking to D 10.
The 29-year-old centre-back will be out of contract at the London Stadium in the summer.
And Balbuena’s agent Renato Bittar recently told Versus Radio that his client could leave the Hammers at the end of this season.
Meanwhile, West Ham boss David Moyes suggested that he will be holding contract talks with the 14-capped Paraguay international when the season has finished (Football.London).
Signed from Corinthians in the summer of 2018 for around £4 million (The Sun), the Paraguayan ace has been a decent servant for West Ham.
Moving him on this summer will probably be the right decision, however.
Fabian Balbuena makes admission on West Ham future
The Paraguayan defender is decent, but nothing more than that.
Where the 29-year-old will be playing next season remains to be seen, however.
Balbuena spoke to D 10 and suggested that a return to former club Corinthians could be on the cards:
“I’m not aware of anything. I just focus on finishing the season well and then I’ll see what happens. It has been almost three years since I left Corinthians and I still feel very loved. In the future you never know, I could go back but we’ll see at the end of the season.”
If Balbuena does end up leaving this summer, David Moyes will have a big decision to make.
West Ham have plenty of talented young centre-backs coming through the ranks including the likes of Aji Alese and Jamal Baptiste.
Will the Scot give one of those a chance at senior level? Or will he make a move to sign a more experienced head?
Only time will tell.