West Ham's decision to loan out Edimilson Fernandes looks silly now
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West Ham's decision to loan out Edimilson Fernandes looks silly now

West Ham United star Carlos Sanchez is set for a spell on the sidelines.

The Colombian was starting against Macclesfield Town in the third round of the Carabao Cup, but was withdrawn inside the first 10 minutes.

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The Mirron claim Sanchez’s injury is worse than first feared, and that he’s actually damaged his medial ligaments.

The £4 million summer signing from Fiorentina ‘could be out for the rest of the season’ according to the early report’.

It’s a massive blow for West Ham if that’s the case.

Sanchez, although he’s made an uninspiring start, is an experienced player. He would have been great cover as the season wore on.

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Now it looks as though the Hammers won’t be able to call on him for a good while.

The news comes soon after Jack Wilshere underwent surgery on his ankle, meaning West Ham are, all of a sudden,  threadbare in midfield.

Has Manuel Pellegrini made an error over Edimilson Fernandes?

The situation is far from ideal for Manuel Pellegrini.

Since he likes to go with three central midfielders, he should have made sure he had more first-team players in reserve for the position.

The situation now places emphasis on Pellegrini’s decision to allow Edimilson Fernandes to be loaned out this summer.

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The midfielder seemed to be quietly shown the back door late on in the transfer window.

The decision to allow that move to happen now appears a silly one.

With Wilshere and Sachez both injured, West Ham now only have Mark Noble, Declan Rice and Pedro Obiang as midfield options.

The Chilean may now have to delve into the club’s academy if he wants to cover the duo’s absence.

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