According to a report by club insiders Claret & Hugh, via West Ham news, defender Fabian Balbuena has made up his mind over leaving east London and will depart at the end of this season when his contract expires.
Balbuena, who briefly forced his way back into the team under David Moyes, partnering Angelo Ogbonna and Aaron Cresswell consistently in a back three at the back end of the last calendar year, will now leave according to C&H.
Indeed, with no new deal on the table for him, the Paraguayan has apparently made up his mind and has decided to move on from West Ham when his current contract officially runs out.
The 29-year-old has recently had to watch summer signing Craig Dawson take his mantle in the starting eleven, and when Ogbonna succumbed to injury, Issa Diop was the chosen defensive partner by Moyes.
Flocking to this update, many Hammers fans had their say – find all of their best comments down below.
West Ham fans react to Balbuena development
“Noooo I rate this lad”
“How stupid though, great squad depth. Wont even get a fee for him”
“Very bizarre we aren’t keeping him. We have 3 senior CBs left. Reports Alves will step up but I feel we need another senior.”
“This hurts but it’s completely understandable
He is good enough to be starting every game”
“Bang out of order alienating him like that. Was injured then got COVID which extended his absence but he hasn’t put a foot wrong for us this season”
“Another good player going for nothing”
“Big shame. I like the guy and he’s a good squad player who knows the club.”
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