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Andriy Yarmolenko was a signing who was really meant to kick off the Manuel Pellegrini era at West Ham and propel the east London club into Europe.
The 30-year-old signed from Borussia Dortmund for around £17m back in 2018 and came with Champions League pedigree having played in the competition with both the German outfit and Dynamo Kyiv. However, things have not quite worked out and his future at the London Stadium now looks bleak.
Since his arrival from the Bundesliga, as highlighted by Transfermarkt, Yarmolenko has been plagued by injuries. This season, the wide man has made just nine starts in the Premier League and has missed his side’s last 12 fixtures due to a muscular problem and lack of fitness.
This comes after the Achilles tendon rupture he suffered last term, which saw him miss most of the campaign. Yarmolenko should be fit for selection once the Premier League returns, but he faces a difficult task getting back into the team following the January arrival of Jarrod Bowen from Hull City.
Should West Ham sell Andriy Yarmolenko?
Bowen, a right winger just like Yarmolenko, has managed to make an impact at the London Stadium. He scored in the 3-1 win against Southampton last month to earn an impressive match rating of 8.5 on WhoScored and, at 23 years of age, could be a part of this West Ham side for years to come.
Furthermore, it would not be a shock to see West Ham decide to move Yarmolenko on in the summer as David Moyes looks to build around an individual like Bowen.
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