West Ham United are open to selling Fabian Balbuena on deadline day, according to a report from The Telegraph.
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The Paraguayan centre-back joined the Hammers from Corinthians for £4 million in the summer of 2018 (The Sun).
Balbuena, 29, initially really impressed at West Ham. He experienced a horrendous 2019/20 campaign, however.
And many Hammers fans thought his time at the London Stadium was up.
The Paraguay international forced his way back into David Moyes’ team this season, however, and performed excellently.
Unfortunately for him, Craig Dawson has been absolutely superb since coming into the team just after Christmas.
West Ham open to selling Fabian Balbuena on deadline day?
Since then, Balbuena has had to make do with the odd cup game.
The Telegraph claims that the Hammers could sell the former Corinthians ace today, but only for the right price.
It is also noted that West Ham are not trying to force the 29-year-old out of the London Stadium by any means.
Balbuena is a fairly popular player amongst the West Ham fans.
The experienced defender’s current contract expires in the summer, however. So selling him now will surely be better than losing him for nothing in the summer.
West Ham could offer Balbuena a new deal of course. Much will depend on whether David Moyes has been told he will have funds at his disposal in the summer.
If the board are not prepared to invest in the squad again it will be better for us to offer the Paraguay international a new deal and keep him at the club.
The Hammers cannot afford to keep losing players without strengthening our options at the same time.
It would surprise nobody, however, if the board decided to cash in on Fabian on deadline day without bringing in a replacement.