Javier Hernandez heads a list of players who are primed to exit West Ham in the summer transfer window, according to a report.
Reliable Hammers news site Claret & Hugh claims that four senior players including Hernandez, James Collins, Sam Byram and Pedro Obiang could all be shifted out in the summer after having their futures’ assessed as David Moyes attempts to orchestrate a brutal clear-out of his undesirables.
It is understood that youngsters Reece Oxford and Domingos Quina could also be on their way with their future looking as though it’s heading anywhere but the London Stadium.
Sky Sports reported last summer that Mexico international Hernandez had agreed a stunning £140,000-a-week deal with West Ham after completing a £16million move from Bayer Leverkusen.
It is now understood that Moyes requires a more “athletic presence” than the former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward in his attack while Collins, Byram, and Obiang may all be offloaded due to their sketchy injury records.
Football Insider verdict
West Ham could have a lot of money and wage budget to play around with in the summer if they manage to get rid of these six players. It’s surprising that Hernandez’s career in East London has not kicked off but it’s understandable that Moyes wants him out after making barely any impact when his wages are considered. Collins is not getting any younger and Byram has never really impressed despite one being highly-rated. Obiang’s injury record has really let him down because he was magnificent at times last season.
In other West Ham news, the Hammers are expected to announce a deal for this goalkeeper in the coming weeks.