David Moyes will make four West Ham United players available for transfer when the season ends and has no plans for a fifth.
According to West Ham insiders Claret & Hugh – who have a direct line to co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold – Moyes wants rid of Aaron Cresswell, Arthur Masuaku, Ryan Fredericks and Albian Ajeti.
And £10m flop striker Jordan Hugill, who was signed by Moyes during his first stint as boss, is also not in the Scot’s plans.
West Ham fans have been hugely frustrated by the lack of quality in the fullback positions for some time.
Cresswell and Fredericks in the shop window for all the wrong reasons
Recent performances from Cresswell and Fredericks have underlined that.
The fact Masuaku cannot get a game ahead of Cresswell is a damning indictment of his ability.
And Hugill, who has spent the season on loan at QPR, looks set to follow Ajeti out of the exit door permanently if buyers can be found.
“David Moyes is ready to let both Hammers left backs Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku leave this summer if he receives the right sort of offers,” Claret & Hugh claim.
“He has watched as opposition teams have regularly targeted that side of the back four and created assists and goals which have had a big impact on the season… should sensible offers be made both will be allowed to move on.
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“The Hammers are ready to cash in (on Fredericks) should they get the chance with Ben Johnson being seen as a possible first team replacement and a new signing brought in as cover.
“We understand he is also keen to see Albian Ajeti replaced but has no plans – should QPR want to keep him – to bring Jordan Hugill back into the Hammers squad.”
Cresswell and Fredericks were woeful against Burnley and, along with the profligacy from the strikers, cost West Ham the game.
Hugill has failed to impress Moyes or Manuel Pellegrini. And it says everything that he was loaned out despite a serious lack of forward options at West Ham.
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Like Hugill, Ajeti has not been given many chances either. But his brief cameos have been virtually anonymous, summed up but his attempt to score with a header from the edge of the box against Burnley.
Realistically West Ham will be lucky to make a combined total of anything close to £20million if they can find takers for any of those players.
The insider’s report seems to suggest once again that Moyes will be West Ham manager no matter what happens this month.
That in itself will not go down well with a large section of supporters who want Moyes out at the earliest opportunity.