By Alex Stevens

Thirteen players will leave West Ham this summer as part of a mass exodus, the club announced on Tuesday.

Seven out-of-contract players are to exit the Hammers when their deals expire next month, three scholars have been relased and three on-loan first teamers have returned to their parent clubs.

First team squad member Joey O’Brien will leave following the expiry of his contract and he will be joined through the exit door by senior trio Victor Moses, Emmanuel Emenike and Alex Song.

Young professional Eric Grimes, Lewis Walters, Ross Killock, Jake Skelton, Robbie McDaid and Tom Lyman will also depart this summer.

In addition, scholars Tim Brown, 19, and Clark Bogard and Ross Elsom, both 18, have also been released.

The headline departure is full-back O’Brien, 30, who spent five years at West Ham and made 105 first-team appearances.

Of the youngsters, strikers Lee and Brown, defenders Chambers and Nasha all appeared for the first team after graduating from the club’s famed academy, while Mavilla also reached the matchday squad on one occasion.

A statement on the official West Ham website said: “The club would like to thank all those named above for their efforts and wish them well in their future careers.”

In other West Ham news, a club insider has given an update on their pursuit of two attacking stars.