Arthur Masuaku is allegedly set to stay at West Ham United beyond the end of the summer transfer window.

That’s according to a report from The Athletic who claim that the 28-year-old could be kept at the London Stadium in order to provide extra cover throughout what will be a long and physically demanding 2022/23 campaign.

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This comes after claims were made that Masuaku could be released early from his contract with West Ham.

David Moyes will undoubtedly be on the look-out for a top-class left-back this summer.

If the West Ham boss is unable to bring in a left-sided full-back of sufficient quality, however, there will be no sense in moving Masuaku on, in spite of his obvious flaws.

Arthur Masuaku is reportedly now set to stay at West Ham
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He can actually be fairly usually when playing further up the pitch as well so he’s always a decent squad option to have.

Arthur Masuaku set for West Ham stay

The Athletic claim that the 28-year-old is likely to remain at the London Stadium now.

Masuaku is still under contract with West Ham until the summer of 2024 and both parties have the option to extend that deal by a further two years.

Now, I’m far from Arthur’s biggest fan.

But Moyes selling him or releasing him before he has even brought in someone to compete with Aaron Cresswell would be madness.

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And as mentioned earlier in the piece, Masuaku can actually be quite useful as long as he is kept out of the defensive third!

The Democratic Republic of Congo international seems to be a really popular player amongst the playing staff at the London Stadium as well.

If Arthur Masuaku is to stay at West Ham, he certainly won’t be a regular starter under David Moyes.

The 28-year-old may well come in handy, however, especially considering how many games the Hammers will have to play next season.

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