According to a report from Claret and Hugh, West Ham boss David Moyes could be tempted to sell high earners Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko when the transfer window re-opens.
The Hammers will undoubtedly be looking to bring in some top quality players in the summer.
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But there could be some outgoings as well. West Ham might have to balance the books due to the financial ramifications caused by the current global health crisis.
And Claret and Hugh claims that Anderson and Yarmolenko could be two of the names that are moved on.
The Brazilian earns £85,000 per week whilst the Ukrainian is on £115,000 per week, according to Spotrac.
To sell or not to sell?
Anderson made a decent start to life in England after moving to West Ham from Lazio for £42 million in the summer of 2018 (The Guardian). He racked up 10 goals and five assists in 40 appearances in his debut campaign for the Hammers (Transfermarkt).
The 26-year-old’s form has dipped dramatically this season, however.
Anderson has chalked up just one goal and five assists in 24 games in all competitions for West Ham since August (Transfermarkt).
Yarmolenko, meanwhile, has endured his own struggles.
The 30-year-old has been disappointing for West Ham since moving to east London from Borussia Dortmund for around £18 million (Football Insider) in the summer of 2018.
The 86-capped Ukraine international has racked up just five goals and one assist in 24 Premier League games for the east London outfit. He also has recorded a shooting accuracy of just 41%. (premierleague.com).
The 30-year-old’s last appearance for West Ham came on December 14th against Southampton. He has only played 25 games for the Hammers since moving to the London Stadium in the summer of 2018.
Underwhelming campaigns, but only one should be sold
Both players have been incredibly disappointing this season. Anderson is still under contract with West Ham until the summer of 2022. Yarmolenko's deal, meanwhile, expires at the same time.
Now, it could be argued that the Hammers should keep hold of the South American for at least one more season. The Ukraine international should be moved on, however.
If West Ham can get a decent fee for Yarmolenko, they should definitely cut their losses on the attacker.
Anderson, meanwhile, surely still has a future in east London. He just needs to start showing what he is capable of on a consistent basis.
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