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West Ham should cash in on Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez

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West Ham should cash in on Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez

The past few years seem to have been nothing but non-stop turmoil for West Ham United and it looks set to continue with doubts over the future of manager David Moyes. It could be even more serious as reports suggest that striking duo Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez are also both keen to leave.

According to the Daily Mail, both men want out of the London Stadium having fallen down the pecking order under Moyes, who has opted to field Marko Arnautovic as a makeshift centre forward in recent weeks, rather than give either man regular starting opportunities.

In the case of 29-year-old Andy Carroll, the club must look to sell him as quickly as possible. With only eight starts to date this season, he has not made more than 18 starts in a single season since he originally joined the club on loan in 2012/13 and his huge wages do not justify such a rare presence in the side.

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Sure, Carroll offers a different option as a target man and he’s scored some memorable goals against Crystal Palace last season and Stoke City this year, but the truth is that his injury issues and attitude are not up to scratch.

Javier Hernandez only joined last summer as the club’s marquee signing but has been hugely disappointing, despite a reasonable return of eight goals in 33 games, but he has found it hard of late and he has made just one start since early February.

A new manager, or even Moyes if he stays on, may wish to clear the decks of two of the club’s top earners and put the money towards bringing in fresh faces. With both players now aged 29, this summer could be the last big opportunity to attempt to earn a profit from their sales which will be the biggest concerns for David Gold and David Sullivan.

Sam is a football journalist focusing on English football at all levels and Spanish football. He also writes for Spain's biggest daily sports newspaper, MARCA, as well as The Boot Room. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.

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