Which West Ham Players Could Be Sold This Summer?

Felipe Anderson, West Ham. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)
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Andriy Yarmolenko, West Ham.
Andriy Yarmolenko, West Ham. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images) /

Andriy Yarmolenko

Andriy Yarmolenko has had a frustrating period at West Ham since his £17 million transfer from Borussia Dortmund. The forward at times has been one of the most important players at the club when he has been on top form. At other times he has struggled to impact games.

The Ukrainian’s other major issue during his time as a Hammer has been injuries. Yamolenko has suffered major injuries in each of the three seasons he has been at the club. The forward has missed 53 games in just over two and half seasons at the club. This will increase as he is expected to be out until the end of the season with his current injury.

West Ham need to move away from highly paid and injury-prone players. David Moyes wants hard workers in the squads, and although Yarmolenko has improved that side of his game, he can’t be relied on regularly.

Yarmolenko is a luxury player that the Hammers can’t afford to keep hold of. It is believed that the 31-year-old is also the highest-paid player at the club. Considering the contribution of stars like Michail Antonio, Delcan Rice, Tomas Soucek and co are providing, Yarmolenko is not giving back his fair share.

The forward is a quality player on his day, and if he can prove his fitness in the summer, West Ham should look to offload him. In terms of price, it would be a difficult one with his injury history, but the main aim would be to get his £110,000 per week wages off the books.

Yarmolenko will be remembered well by West Ham fans for some great moments, whether it be the winning goal against Chelsea last season or celebrating with the medical staff after scoring against Norwich after his first long injury absence. The forward will go down as a case of what could have been.