West Ham need to get Andriy Yarmolenko “out of the building” this summer, says former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer.
Yarmolenko is said to be attracting interest, with Burnley thought to be one side keen on the Ukrainian attacker’s signature.
According to journalist Ekrem Konur, the Premier League side are set to make a £3m bid as they look to lure the player to Turf Moor.
Is it time for Yarmolenko to move on?
Yarmolenko is West Ham’s highest earner, according to Spotrac, pocketing £115,000-a-week.
He was only a bit-part player last season, though, starting just one league game, prompting Palmer to suggest that the Hammers should get rid of him this summer.
“If he’s your highest wage earner and he’s only a bit–part player, then get him out of the building,” the ex-Leeds United player said in an exclusive interview with TT.
“That’s as simple as it is because it frees up salary, so I’m sure David Moyes is working on that now.”
Yarmolenko has quality and has shown it as recently as last month in the Euros, where he exquisitely curled one into the top corner with that left foot of his against the Netherlands.
However, now 31, on huge wages and not a first-team regular, it is probably best if West Ham move him on.
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