With the Premier League season wrapped up, attentions are now turning to the summer transfer window.
Many clubs will be looking to add quality to their sides as well as looking to ship off players who haven’t made the grade, and for West Ham, they will be looking to do both.
Manuel Pellegrini surely has big plans to bring in players that could take West Ham into contention for Europe next season, but to do that the Chilean manager must first oversee a mass summer overhaul at the club that will see big names leave the club, and according to the Standard, Lucas Perez is one of those figures to depart.
The Spanish striker signed from city rivals Arsenal only last year for a cut-rate price of £4 million, and despite picking up a proven Premier League quality attacker on the cheap, Perez has been poor for the Hammers.
The 30-year-old has featured 19 times for West Ham this season in all competitions, scoring just six goals, and although this at face value doesn’t sound too bad for a player who only cost £4 million, Perez only started seven games for Pellegrini this campaign.
With a reported wage (as per SpotRac) of £80,000-a-week, Perez is not only a player who barely starts enough but is also someone who is costing the Hammers too much money to simply be used as a squad player.
£4 million might have been a steal for the Hammers, but with only a handful of starts and being one of the highest paid players at the club, Pellegrini will need to make sure Perez is one of the first out the exit door this summer.
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