Genoa are now in talks to sign West Ham attacker Andriy Yarmolenko according to a report from Pianeta Genoa.

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The Ukraine international joined the Hammers from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2018 for around £17.5 million (Sky Sports).

Yarmo arrived at the London Stadium amidst massive fanfare. He had a huge reputation in the game at the time but unfortunately for him and West Ham, things just haven’t worked out.

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Yarmolenko quite simply isn’t suited to the intense and frenetically paced football in the Premier League.

He has shown glimpses of his ability but just not consistently enough.

Manuel Lanzini and Nikola Vlasic are now ahead of him in the pecking order and it could be argued that some of our under-23 players are as well now.

He has made five starts this season but none of those have come in the Premier League.

Genoa get ball rolling and open talks to sign Andriy Yarmolenko

Genoa boss Andriy Shevchenko is believed to be desperate to sign Yarmo and Pianeta Genoa claims that the Serie A side have now opened talks to sign the Ukrainian attacker.

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Yarmo is out of contract at the London Stadium in the summer of 2023.

Getting his £115k-a-week wages off the books in January will be a priority for David Moyes.

And getting any kind of fee for him will be a massive bonus.

Yarmolenko has had some great moments in a West Ham shirt. None more so than when he scored the winner for us against Chelsea when we were battling relegation in 2020.

However, the time has come for the 32-year-old and the Hammers to go their separate ways.

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And a move to Genoa to play in the more pedestrian paced Serie A would be the ideal next step for Yarmo to take in his career.

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