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Report: West Ham willing to sell eight first-team players this summer

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Report: West Ham willing to sell eight first-team players this summer

The Evening Standard have claimed that Manuel Pellegrini is willing to offload eight first-team players this summer, as West Ham United prepare for a summer revamp.

Andy Carroll and Adrian are both in the final weeks of their contract at the London Stadium, and will leave the east London side on a free transfer. Loanees returning to the side will also be sold.

They include Sam Byram who spent time with Nottingham Forest, as well as Middlesbrough loanee Hugill. Javier Hernandez was a target for Valencia in January, and he could be sold if the offer is right.

Pedro Obiang is a surprise inclusion given he has played 29 times in all competitions for the Hammers this season. Lucas Perez is also included in the list, as well as outcast Reece Oxford.

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According to Spotrac, Pellegrini could wipe an enormous amount off of the wage bill. Hernandez is earning a huge £140,000 a week, while Carroll is on £90,000. Perez earns £80,000, while Obiang pockets £55,000 a week.


TBR’s view

Carroll and Adrian are obvious candidates to leave, and their spell at the London Stadium should come to an end. Hernandez simply has not warranted the enormous wages he earns – the same as Son Heung-min.

Similarly, Perez is earning a huge wage but managed just 19 appearances. Now that Pablo Zabaleta has signed a new deal, Byram should be sold too. Hugill simply is not good enough for the Premier League.

Oxford has not been given a chance, though, and perhaps it is worth keeping him for another season given he has plenty of potential. Obiang should also be kept, with Jack Wilshere and Carlos Sanchez prone to injury.

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