In a bid to free up wages and funds for summer spending, West Ham are hoping to offload six players this summer, reliable insider EXWHUEmployee has told fans.
During The West Ham Way podcast on Phoenix FM on Wednesday night, trusted source EXWHUEmployee shared the names of the six high-earners deemed surplus to requirements.
The Hammers will try to offload these players so that Manuel Pellegrini can bring in his own signings. Here are the six potential summer departures.
Spanish goalkeeper Adrian’s contract expires this summer and he looks set to leave to finish his career with regular playing time.
The 32-year-old has found it impossible to replace new favourite Lukasz Fabianski between the sticks. It seems that West Ham will not offer him an extension.
Arthur Masuaku lost his place at left-back to Aaron Cresswell this season after a string of erratic and error-prone displays.
Some West Ham fans see the DR Congo international as a winger, given his pace and skill. But with his defending seen as a weak link, the 25-year-old will be allowed to leave.
West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang has played over 100 games for the club in four years in East London but he could move on.
The 26-year-old has been unable to find consistency this season. And considering Fiorentina eyed a £10m deal in January (Sky Sports), West Ham could allow Obiang to depart.
The Hammers signed Carlos Sanchez in the summer to add depth to the midfield. The 88-cap Colombia international had just returned from the World Cup and he previously played for Aston Villa.
But just six games into his West Ham career, the 33-year-old suffered a potentially season-ending injury and we might never see him in claret and blue again.
Andy Carroll has been frustrating for West Ham over the years as he has spent large chunks of every season on the sidelines with injury.
The 30-year-old’s contract expires this summer and he is a high earner. With just one goal this season, and a fresh injury concern, the 9-cap England striker is unlikely to earn a new deal.
The Irons picked Lucas Perez up on the cheap when he left Arsenal in the summer but he has had a mixed spell in East London.
With five goals in 15 games (most of which have been from the bench), the 30-year-old has not disgraced himself. But Pellegrini is not a fan of the Spaniard and a summer exit looms.