Report names West Ham players to be sacrificed for Premier League survival
By Guy Giles
West Ham are ready to sell several of their best young players in January as they look to raise funds for new manager David Moyes, according to a report.
The Mirror claim that Moyes is looking to strengthen his squad as he looks to steer the club clear of relegation, but will need to sell first in order to do so.
The Hammers have several young stars being eyed up by other clubs, said to amount to “serious interest, and while the club will be reluctant to let them go, the need to support new boss Moyes in his quest to beat the drop is said to be the priority.
Among those mentioned in the report are Declan Rice, 18, the young defender who has broken into the first team picture this season after a series of impressive displays, with Arsenal reportedly interested in bringing him to the Emirates.
The other big name mentioned in the report is Reece Oxford, also 18, who is currently on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach. Oxford became the club’s youngest ever player when he made his debut in 2015, but has struggled to break into the first team since then.
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Other possible sales include Josh Cullen and Reece Burke, both of whom are currently on loan at Bolton, and Domingos Quina, who was targeted by Arsenal and Manchester United before he joined the Hammers.
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