The spend-a-poluza that happened when Manuel Pellegrini was at West Ham has come to an end and now the club might evoke a “fire sale” this off-season.
Whether the season continues or not and whether West Ham stays up in the Premier League or not, the club might be forced to part ways with some high valued members. As much as everyone involved may not want it to happen, the writings on the wall.
Starting at the very top of the top, you have the rumors of the future of West Ham trending left, right, and center. The Hammers seemed determined to keep him, and why wouldn’t they… but will they be able to fend off everyone? And can they even afford too?
With clubs like Chelsea and Manchester United circling for Declan Rice, David Moyes may not have a choice. There is no doubt that Moyes wants to build the club around Rice but that ship may sail this summer. Financial strife and a low transfer budget come into play here as Rice would free up some cash but at what cost?
For sure we know that Carlos Sanchez and Pablo Zabaleta should be on their way out this summer but who else? Big Pellegrini additions such as Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko might see the door as well as Hammers veteran Manuel Lanzini.
An additional reason for a fire sale will be the need to free up “loose change” so to speak and name like Hugill, Masuaku, and Ryan Fredericks might fall into that category. The fire sale might come from the previously mentioned financial issues but it also comes from a poor previous suitor.
Pellegrini and Co brought in massive amounts of new players while shelling out massive amounts of cash for them. It might just be that they made a bad move and now the club has to pick up the pieces that were left.
All in all, change is coming, again, this off-season for West Ham and it isn’t necessarily a good change. If a big outflow happens, there will be a hole that needs to be filled but will they even come close to the players they will be replacing? One can only hope but until then, COME ON YOU IRONS!