When speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Thursday, August 1st), ExWHUemployee suggested that the Hammers could move on either Angelo Ogbonna or Winston Reid this summer.

West Ham currently have Issa Diop, Fabian Balbuena, Ogbonna and Reid as centre-back options.

Declan Rice can also fill in if needed.

The Hammers have been linked with numerous centre-backs this summer, including the likes of Guillermo Maripan (Daily Mail), and Aaron Long (Sky Sports).

And if West Ham do bring in another central defender, it would be no surprise to see either Ogbonna or Reid moved on.

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Angelo Ogbonna and Winston Reid in action for West Ham (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

ExWHUemployee claimed that should any club come in for either of the West Ham centre-backs, the club will be open to selling them this summer:

 

“There might be some movement with Ogbonna or Reid. It’s unlikely that anyone will take them at this stage, but if we could, I think they would be considered.”

Reid has suffered horrendous injury problems in recent years, so it is highly unlikely that anyone will want to take a risk on the New Zealand international.

Ogbonna, meanwhile, is a solid operator, and there might just be some interest in his signature, if West Ham make it clear that they want to sell him.

Pellegrini must bring a new central defender into the club before he even considers selling anyone, however.

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