A number of West Ham fans have been slating the club’s decision to allow both Josh Cullen and Jack Wilshere to leave before the transfer window closed.
Cullen secured a late move to join Belgian side RSC Anderlecht on a permanent basis, with the midfielder having left to try and get more regular first-team football elsewhere, after he came back to the Hammers in the summer following the end of a loan spell with Charlton Athletic.
The 24-year-old was an impressive performer for the Addicks, creating seven big chances and averaging two tackles per game, via Sofascore. However, he was unable to force his way into David Moyes’ starting line-up in the Premier League at the start of this campaign.
Wilshere left West Ham on transfer deadline day with his contract being terminated by mutual consent, after the one-time England midfielder made just 19 appearances for the Hammers since arriving at the club after leaving Arsenal in the summer of 2018.
A lot of West Ham supporters have been critical of the club’s decision which leaves them short on options in the midfield area, and leaves them at risk of being left short across midfield were they to pick up any injuries between now and the January window.
So who replaces him and Cullen short on Midfielders
— Ⓟⓗⓘⓛⓘⓟ 父 Ⓦⓘⓛⓚⓘⓝⓢⓞⓝ 父 (@PW57WHU) October 5, 2020
Poor window overall- pleased we kept rice but in last few windows too many players have gone with no replacements. Lack of squad depth will show if any injuries. All our rivals strengthened
— Richard Paterson (@RhetoricUK) October 5, 2020
Awful business, both deserved far more opportunities at the club. Our squad is getting weaker by the day, with no investment or transfer strategy! #gsbout
— Chris O'Brien (@COBrien1992) October 5, 2020
Letting Cullen go is just stupid, but typical of the owners. Especially when we're not bringing in new young players.
— Geoff Ingarfield – still shielding (@geoffingarfield) October 5, 2020
A couple of injuries and we’re in serious trouble #GSBOUT
— Terry Martin (@TelMrtn) October 5, 2020
This club is an absolute shambles. #GSBOUT
— James #GSBOUT (@jedwards8907) October 5, 2020
Can’t understand selling Cullen
— tony de lorme (@whufc1895) October 5, 2020
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