West Ham transfer news: ExWHUemployee has named two Hammers players who are almost certainly set to leave the London Stadium this summer.
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David Moyes will be a busy man in the transfer market this summer.
The Scot needs to bring four or five top class players to the London Stadium with European football on the horizon.
There will undoubtedly be plenty of outgoings as well.
West Ham transfer news shared by ExWHUemployee
In order to bolster his summer transfer budget, Moyes will have to sell a few players and get some of the wage-bill as well.
Ex suggested that Fabian Balbuena and David Martin will almost certainly leave the London Stadium before the start of next season:
“Balbuena and David Martin haven’t renewed their contacts yet and their contracts are up in the summer. As far as I’m aware, a decision has been made not to keep them on unless something changes in the last minute.”
Balbuena and Martin both out of contract in the summer
Moving the centre-back and the back-up goalkeeper on will undoubtedly be the right call from the Hammers.
If Balbuena and Martin are released, Moyes has two options.
The Scot can either sign a new centre-back and another third choice goalkeeper. Or he can place his faith in youth.
With Jamal Baptiste, Aji Alese, Frederik Alves, Nathan Trott and Joseph Anang, we certainly have plenty of exciting options in those particular positions coming through the ranks at the London Stadium.
Whether any of those names are ready for regular senior team action is debatable. Moyes will have to make a decision on that soon.
We have full trust in the manager, however. And he will undoubtedly make a well-informed decision, taking every single factor into account.