West Ham are finalising plans for the January transfer window with a list of possible signings and departures being made.
The club are willing to listen offers for Darren Randolph, Arthur Masuaku, Ryan Fredericks and Andriy Yarmolenko.
This may not come as a surprise with the four mentioned either close to the end of their current contracts or have not had much playing time this season.
West Ham have decided they are could potentially sell four players in January, including Andriy Yarmolenko.
The Irish goalkeeper is in his second spell with the club but is now David Moyes‘ third choice goalkeeper. He had a short time of being the number one in his spell with West Ham before leaving to join Middlesbrough. He was resigned after the disaster with Roberto and to provide a back-up option to Lukasz Fabianski.
Now, with Alphonse Areola doing that job with the eye on becoming the future first choice, Randolph has fallen down the pecking order. David Martin is still at the club and there is hope for young keepers Joseph Anang and Nathan Trott. Selling Randolph would make sense, he would be a solid buy for a Championship club.
The left-back provided an unforgettable moment in the 3-2 win over Chelsea, scoring the winner with a cross-come-shot. With Aaron Cresswell out injured Masuaku has stepped in at left-back but as always looks nervy in defence and mistake prone. He is fantastic going forward with his ability to dribble but a more trustworthy defender needs to be brought in. He will only leave if a replacement can be found but the ambivalent left-back days seem numbered. If not in January he will probably leave in the summer.
There is no denying the quick right-back’s talent but Fredericks’ time at West Ham has been plagued by injury. As soon as he would get a run in the first team and injury would strike. With his contract expiring at the end of the season moving the 29-year-old on in January would be the sensible thing to do. Vladimir Coufal is now first choice on the right hand side and keeping Fredericks will only holt the progress of Ben Johnson and Harrison Ashby.
Signed by Manuel Pellegrini from Borussia Dortmund back in 2018, Yarmolenko has becoming a frustrating player never fully recovering from an achilles issue that left him injured for a year. Capable of brilliance shown in wins earlier in his West Ham days against Everton and Chelsea, those performances seem a thing of the distant past. The Ukranian was fantastic at Euro 2020 leaving West Ham fans wondering where those performances are in claret and blue!
This season, with his contract expiring in the summer, some of his displays have been labelled “lazy” by West Ham fans. There have been rumours he might stay as his continental experience could prove valuable in the Europa League but if a good offer comes in West Ham will sell. Former Ukraine manager and national hero Andriy Shevchenko is now managing Genoa, the Italian side are interested. Yarmolenko leaving could open the door for talented teenager Armstrong Oko-Flex.