Many West Ham fans were gutted as Fabian Balbuena confirmed that he will be leaving the club now that the season is over.
A fantastic campaign for the Hammers ended in style on Sunday as they defeated Southampton 3-0 at the London Stadium – the victory means they confirmed a spot in the Europa League next term. That is a wonderful achievement, especially when you consider they finished above Arsenal and Tottenham to do so and only narrowly avoided relegation last term.
Balbuena has been with the Irons since 2018, making 61 appearances in all competitions since then (Transfermarkt), although the 29-year-old has only appeared 14 times in the Premier League this season under David Moyes.
Should West Ham have kept Balbuena?
The news was shared on Twitter by @WestHamViews_, and it attracted plenty of interest from the club’s supporters. These took to the social media platform to share their thoughts on Balbuena’s announcement.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about the Balbuena news below
“Real shame this”
“I just don’t understand! Now is the time we need players like him. A massive shame he’s leaving and definitely had a soft spot for him. Good like Fab no doubt you’ll smash it wherever you end up”
“Really really liked the General! Gutted to see him leave especially when we are going to need some serious depth for next season!”
“Really need to keep players like this but Moyes knows what he’s doing”
“A real shame he’s not going to be part of the journey next season. Always did the job when called on. A valuable member of the squad that’ll need adding to for the extra games we’ve got next year. Thanks and all the very best”
“I am gutted that we haven’t renewed his contract tbh. Done a solid job most games and with us having to play even more games next season, Balbuena could’ve done a decent job.”
In other news, many West Ham fans are delighted by this transfer news.
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