Exclusive: McAvennie names the two stars West Ham should have sold over Diangana
Frank McAvennie claims that West Ham should had sold Felipe Anderson and Jack Wilshere before sanctioning the sale of Grady Diangana to West Brom.
The former Irons and Celtic striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, insisted that Anderson, 27, would be the player that he would have “shipped out first” given his high wages and inconsistency.
Football Insider revealed last week that Arsenal are considering a shock move to sign Felipe the Brazilian winger with Mikel Arteta a big admirer of the player.
The £34million signing from Lazio scored just once in 27 appearances for David Moyes’s side last season.
While Jack Wilshere has only made 18 appearances for the Hammers since his arrival at the London Stadium in 2018.
Diangana was sold to the Baggies on Friday in an £18million deal and McAvennie cannot understand why the academy product was sold before Anderson or Wilshere.
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“I would have kept Diangana and sold Anderson,” he told Football Insider.
“It is disappointing that they didn’t move on others and keep the boy. That would have been ideal. There is a lot of players they need to get out.
“Wilshere is a wonderful player but he has come in and not done it. He will admit it.
“Anderson is a real talent but he has not done it regularly, we have only see glimpses. Get him off the wage bill. A lot of money has been spent on Anderson and I would like to see him grow a set. Great on the ball but once somebody goes through him he goes missing. A wonderful talent but he needs to grow up.
“They are talking about him leaving and he would be the one that I would have shipped out first. He will be on big money. He is not David Moyes’s player but maybe it is hard to move him.”
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