It would not be a surprise to see Manuel Pellegrini ring the changes at West Ham United once again this summer. A year on into his management spell at the club, it is quite clearly obvious that there are still flaws to his squad.
And, it would seem that one man is prepared to help him make a change as it seems he does not feel that his future remains at the London Stadium.
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According to sources close to Football Insider, Pedro Obiang wants to call time on his career at West Ham and leave this summer.
The Equatorial Guinea international has been at the Hammers for four years, however, it is believed he is prepared to seek a new challenge after being in and out of Pellegrini’s side this season.
Obiang has been a loyal servant for West Ham during his spell with the side, clocking well over 100 appearances for the Hammers, however, the time might be right for him to pack his bags and seek a fresh challenge.
With the emergence of Declan Rice and the resurgent Robert Snodgrass in the central midfield areas alongside Mark Noble, it would be extremely difficult to see him get back to playing regular football at the London Stadium.
It may not necessarily come as a surprise that the Equatorial Guinea international will want to leave the club this summer, as it was believed that he came close to leaving in January, although West Ham subsequently decided that it was in their best interests to keep him on their books because of all the injuries they had suffered.
The 27-year-old would still be able to give the Hammers a chance of obtaining an attractive transfer fee for his signature, which could allow them to improve their squad further in the upcoming transfer window.
Also, the fact that the Irons also appear to be planning for the future with some of their latest rumoured transfer targets like Dani Ceballos (Mirror) and Hakan Calhanoglu (Fanatik), it would surely only push Obiang further down Pellegrini’s pecking order if he were able to secure any new additions in that area of the pitch.
West Ham fans, what do you make of Obiang’s desire to quit the club? Do you think he will be missed or would you be happy to see him go? Join in with the discussion by sharing your thoughts with us below.
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