West Ham United have shown over the past few years that their owners are capable of spending money on bringing new players to the club that have helped push the club into the Europa League that they are currently battling in, as well as aiming to break into the top four this time around.
However, with the next summer transfer window set to open in a few months, it seems as though a clue has been dropped regarding the possibility of two current Hammers players potentially leaving the club.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, journalist Paul Brown had this to say about the upcoming summer transfer window and two West Ham players, in particular, that could see their time at the club brought to an end.
He said: “There are full-backs at West Ham that have no future there, like [Arthur] Masuaku and [Ryan] Fredericks, so it wouldn’t surprise me for the two of those to go and West Ham try and strengthen.”
This season has seen the defensive duo start just five league games between them, showing that they aren’t crucial squad figures for David Moyes, which suggests why they have now been tipped for summer exits.
Even when the defenders have been able to get on the pitch, neither have shown with their performances that they deserve to be regular starters.
WhoScored list them both as some of the lowest-rated West Ham players to start at least one league game in this current campaign, which should certainly persuade Moyes to cut ties with them.
As well as their lack of game time, the east London club could be looking at getting rid of the pair due to financial reasons.
Fredericks reportedly picks up a weekly wage of £70k-per-week and while his defensive colleague allegedly earns £43k-per-week, which would mean that a combined fee of £113k-per-week would be taken off the club’s wage bill if the two were to leave.
Taking all of this into account, if West Ham are able to bring in suitable replacements that may be better options on the pitch than Masuaku and Fredericks on ideally lower wages, this would be a smart bit of business for the Hammers, something that helps the club on and off the pitch.