Manuel Pellegrini may have made a number of changes to the West Ham United team he inherited from David Moyes in the summer, however, it appears he could be about to make a few more in the summer.
The Hammers’ boss is likely to want to make some more additions to his side as they look to achieve European football, but for that to happen, it is believed a number of players will need to depart from the London Stadium.
And, according to Sam Inkersole, he believes five men could be on the chopping block once the season comes to an end.
The football.london journalist revealed in an article that he believes Javier Hernandez could be offloaded, as well as the likes of Pedro Obiang, Arthur Masuaku, Andy Carroll, Lucas Perez.
Interestingly, it’s believed that there was January interest in Javier Hernandez, who is valued at £10.8 million (by Transfermarkt).
Hernandez has failed to score in his last six Premier League appearances, so it comes as no surprise to see him on the list as he’s been nothing short of disappointing in the current campaign.
West Ham are likely going to want to build on last summer’s largely successful transfer window and will need to make some space in their side if they are to bring in new additions.
It does not come as a surprise to see the names that Inkersole has mentioned as possible departures, as all five have had a rather difficult campaign under Pellegrini and do not appear to look to play important roles within his first-team plans.
Indeed, offloading Hernandez must be a priority as it’s clear to see he has no future at the club, having done more harm than good at times in the current campaign.
Whether they will be able to offload all of them in the summer remains to be seen, but if they were, they would definitely be in a better financial position to attract some potentially ambitious recruits.
West Ham fans – thoughts?