West Ham United are hoping to cash in on Arthur Masuaku in the summer transfer window.
What’s the talk?
That’s according to a claim made by Claret & Hugh, with the West Ham insider revealing in a recent post that, despite having two years remaining on his current deal at the London Stadium, David Moyes is hoping to move the left-back on at the end of the season.
Claret & Hugh go on to state that the Hammers value the defender around the £5m mark, although the insider suggests that an offer of almost any amount would likely see the 28-year-old depart east London this summer.
Should West Ham move Masuaku on this summer?
Moyes must axe Masuaku
Considering how poor Masuaku has generally been for West Ham since his £6m move to the club back in 2016, the news Moyes is hoping to move the DR Congo international on this summer will not come as a surprise to the vast majority of the London Stadium faithful.
Indeed, the £4.5m-rated defender’s career in east London has been summed up by his level of performance over his 12 Premier League appearances this season, over which the full-back has scored one goal, registered one assist and created one big chance for his teammates, as well as making an average of 0.8 interceptions, 2.4 tackles, 1.1 clearances and winning 4.7 duels per game.
These returns have seen the £43k-per-week man who Moyes once labelled “despicable” average a disappointing SofaScore match rating of just 6.82, ranking him as the Hammers’ 11th-worst performer in the top flight of English football.
Furthermore, the 28-year-old endured what was possibly his worst performance in a West Ham shirt in the 3-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last time out, with Masuaku earning an extremely poor SofaScore match rating of just 6.1 for his efforts against the Hammers’ London rivals.
As such, when taking into account his hefty weekly wage and below-par displays, it would indeed appear wise for Moyes to finally cut his losses on the left-back who one West Ham analyst dubbed “terrible” this summer – as Masuaku is simply not of the standard required for a side chasing qualification to the Champions League.
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