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Players that are likely to leave West Ham if the club are relegated

dailystar: It has been another season to forget for long-suffering West Ham fans.

After victory in three of their opening six Premier League games, the Hammers won just five of their 28 outings since and are mired in relegation trouble.

If truth be told, it is a minor miracle that they are not already in the bottom three after collecting just 20 points from their last 28 matches.

Manuel Pellegrini was sacked as manager and replaced by David Moyes, who himself had been dismissed two seasons ago when he was not deemed the right man to take the club forward.

After victory in his opening game, at home to fellow strugglers Bournemouth, the Scot has guided the Hammers to just two more wins in his next 14 league matches.

Yet there are talented players in the Hammers ranks who, should the club be relegated, are unlikely to stick around in the Championship.

Sebastian Haller
The £37m French striker became West Ham’s club-record signing in the summer, and according to the stats website Whoscored.com, he has been their best-performing player this season.

Despite being starved of consistent service, Haller has netted seven goals and provided one assist, but is nowhere near the 20 goals he scored for Eintracht Frankfurt last season.

Declan Rice
Having been capped seven times by England in 2019, it is almost certain Rice will be on his way should the Hammers lose their top-flight status.

The 21-year-old is usually deployed in a deep-lying midfield role, but is also played at the heart of the West Ham defence, as he was in the recent game against Wolves.

Chelsea are believed to be lining up a big-money move for Rice, while Manchester United are also monitoring his situation.

Felipe Anderson
Prior to Haller, Anderson was the club’s £36m record signing after he arrived from Lazio in the summer of 2018.

The Brazilian scored 10 goals in his debut campaign, but his form has tailed off this term with the 27-year-old netting just once and providing four assists in 24 league appearances.

Having starred over five seasons at Lazio and still on the periphery of the Brazil national squad, Anderson would have no shortage of suitors this summer and West Ham would be keen to recoup some of his transfer fee.

Issa Diop
Another big-money arrival in 2018, Diop signed for £22m from French side Toulouse.

The central defender quickly earned a glowing reputation in England, with then Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho praising his display against the Red Devils early that season as he ‘dominated’ Paul Pogba.

The former France Under-21 international is still just 23 and would surely be viewed as a solid long-term investment by many clubs if the Hammers drop down a division.

The Hammers splashed out another statement fee of £24m for Fornals, who penned a five-year deal after arriving from Villarreal.

The Spaniard’s two Premier League goals this campaign came in defeats – to Leicester and Liverpool respectively – and he has underwhelmed in the capital.

A talented and versatile midfielder, Fornals has not quite adapted to English football yet, and he is likely to be of interest to Spanish clubs should West Ham go down.

Source: published by dailystar

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BLESSING IGONI
BLESSING IGONI
1 month ago

Nice update

ossai kingsley Collins
ossai kingsley Collins
1 month ago

good update

Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
1 month ago

Winning just 5matches out 28outings, too bad for West Ham

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
1 month ago

It will be Avery bad news for west ham

Afolabi Michael Temitope
Afolabi Michael Temitope
1 month ago

So sad….

Anyaechem Benedict
Anyaechem Benedict
1 month ago

West Ham should try and avoid relegation

Anyaechem Benedict
Anyaechem Benedict
1 month ago

West Ham is under performing despite winning Chelsea

Adubi oluwafemi samuel
Adubi oluwafemi samuel
1 month ago

Nice one

Osita
Osita
1 month ago

They need to overhauling

Osita
Osita
1 month ago

Good

Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
1 month ago

Great update

Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
1 month ago

Good for him

Chukwuma Daniel
Chukwuma Daniel
1 month ago

Nice update

Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
1 month ago

Nice update

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
1 month ago

West harm have losed form completely

Lakubbe Eli Hamma
Lakubbe Eli Hamma
1 month ago

Good news

Udochukwu mmesoma precious
Udochukwu mmesoma precious
1 month ago

Nice one

Samuel aniedi
Samuel aniedi
1 month ago

Nice

Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
1 month ago

Nice update

Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
1 month ago

So bad for west ham

Ogbeche peter
Ogbeche peter
1 month ago

Really sad

victor okonkwo
victor okonkwo
1 month ago

The club needs to be shut down

Onimmi Friday
Onimmi Friday
1 month ago

So bad

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
1 month ago

Lower division is must

Onusiriuka Ezichi
Onusiriuka Ezichi
1 month ago

Very true

Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
1 month ago

Like seriously

Amarachi
Amarachi
1 month ago

So sad

Kelechi Asii
Kelechi Asii
1 month ago

No player would like relegation

Lawal Oladimeji
Lawal Oladimeji
1 month ago

Nice update

Mohammed Nma madiwu
Mohammed Nma madiwu
1 month ago

Why

Aremoh James Oyewole
Aremoh James Oyewole
1 month ago

They shouldn’t go

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
1 month ago

It will be so sad for West Ham

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
1 month ago

That’s alright

Okafor stella
Okafor stella
1 month ago

Na so ,let’s see what will happen

Aba Osita Oscar
Aba Osita Oscar
1 month ago

Nice information

Adewumi sherif akanji
Adewumi sherif akanji
1 month ago

Nice update

EZINWA Sonia JOHN
EZINWA Sonia JOHN
1 month ago

Interesting

kindom wisdom
kindom wisdom
1 month ago

they need to move on to bigger clubs

Nwakanma Florence Ogechi
Nwakanma Florence Ogechi
1 month ago

So bad

Nwakasi Ikenna
Nwakasi Ikenna
1 month ago

They might escape relegation

Esther areo
Esther areo
1 month ago

Nice one

Chisom Charles
Chisom Charles
1 month ago

Good info

Chiemela chidiebube faith
Chiemela chidiebube faith
1 month ago

Sad one

Agim Uchenna Vincent
Agim Uchenna Vincent
1 month ago

That isn’t bad

Osazuwa
Osazuwa
1 month ago

Grealish Aston villa’s captain is link for transfer to Man .U.

Juliet Success
Juliet Success
1 month ago

This is a bad news for West Ham. They really need overhauling

Catherine Ochigbo
Catherine Ochigbo
1 month ago

Good one

Okomor Allen
Okomor Allen
1 month ago

Good

Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
1 month ago

This is not nice at all

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
1 month ago

Nice update.