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In Focus: Slaven Bilic must be trusted as West Ham trio look set to go

According to reports in the Daily Mirror, West Ham United are ready to offload Robert Snodgrass, Sofiane Feghouli and Enner Valencia this summer.

What’s the word, then?

Well, the Irons only signed Snodgrass from Hull City in a £10m deal during the January transfer window, but after failing to impress manager Slaven Bilic and the supporters with his performances, he could already be on his way out of the London Stadium, according to the Daily Mirror.

The report adds that the Croatian is also said to be willing to listen to offers for Feghouli despite only signing the Algerian winger on a free transfer last summer, while he also wants to sell Enner Valencia despite turning down an offer for the Ecuador international from Mexican side Tigres.

Would the exit of the trio be the right decision?

It’s difficult to say.

Snodgrass in particular surely deserves more time to show his worth but if Bilic feels that he won’t be a regular in the first team then would be right for both parties if he was sold.

Meanwhile, Feghouli scored four goals in 27 appearances in all competitions and perhaps deserves the benefit of the doubt seeing as it was his first year in England and it can take time to adapt to Premier League football.

However, Valencia has struggled to make an impression over two seasons for the Irons and after only netting three times during a season-long loan spell with Everton last term, it is probably the correct decision to let him go.

How much could they get for the trio?

Well, the Daily Mirror says that the Irons would like to recoup most of the £10m they paid for Snodgrass and it could be a possibility with newly-promoted Brighton and Hove Albion being linked with the Scotland international already this summer.

The Irons have already rejected a bid from Tigres for Valencia and they will likely have to take a big hit on the £12.5m they paid for him in 2014.

West Ham will hope that a foreign club or two come in for Feghouli to ensure that they can get the best possible price for the 27-year-old international winger.

What’s the verdict, then?

Well, while getting rid of at least two of the trio may seem harsh, if Bilic feels it is the shake-up that is needed then he has to be trusted and supported.

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