According to club insider ExWHUEmployee, as many as nine first-team players could leave West Ham United in this summer’s transfer window.
Michail Antonio, Andy Carroll, Aaron Cresswell and Javier Hernandez were among those on the list as new head coach Manuel Pellegrini considers his options in this summer’s transfer window.
It is expected to be a busy transfer market for the Hammers as Pellegrini looks to put his own stamp on the club, and that is only right following the departure of David Moyes at the end of last season.
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The West Ham fans have been reacting to the speculation on social media, and it would be fair to say that they have differing opinions when it comes to the future of a number of first-team stars.
Indeed, a few supporters have claimed that they would be happy to see every player on the list leave, although many others want the likes of Carroll and Cresswell to remain at the club this summer.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the West Ham fans can be seen below:
We need to keep Carroll, Class player and can win us games when fit and is probably the best plan b in the premier league.
— Tom (@Tomwhu8) June 11, 2018
How is cresswell on there. Granted not been his best since the injury but played at Cb majority of the season and had the most assists as a defender !
— Lewis Pooley (@LewisPooley16) June 11, 2018
Cant believe Kouyate isnt on that list! ??♂️
— Geoffro (@GeoffGaler) June 11, 2018
Why Is Hernandez gotta leave!! He’s a damn good front man and foil for a Striker!! ⚒⚒⚒
— Roy Jessep (@RoyJessep3) June 11, 2018
It’s probably the right time for a clear out. We’ve had mostly the same squad for about three-four years now and unless MP gets them playing well, it’s time for them to go
— Phteven Barrows (@StephenBarrows) June 11, 2018
They can all go for the right price.
— James Brenchley (@Brenchley_WHU) June 11, 2018