Football Insider sources have reported that West Ham is preparing for a “changing of the guard” as they plan their summer transfer business.
It is understood that if West Ham manages to secure Premier League survival this season, they will aim to refresh their squad.
Following their reported £170million spending spree in the 2022-23 season, West Ham will need to reduce their squad size if they are to add new players during the off-season.
Arthur Masuaku, who was on loan as a left-back, has left the club, and West Ham will receive around £1.75million after Besiktas activated his obligation to buy.
Vladimir Coufal, who plays as a right-back, could also leave the London Stadium, with Bayer Leverkusen expressing interest in him last summer and in January. Although Coufal’s contract expires in June, West Ham has the option to extend it by another two years.
Aaron Cresswell’s future is also uncertain, with the defender entering the final year of his contract and nearing the end of his career.
Despite extensive negotiations, Tomas Soucek, who earns a reported £65,000-a-week, has yet to sign a new contract, and his current deal will expire in just over 14 months.
Pablo Fornals, who is out of contract in June 2024, has struggled to make David Moyes’ starting eleven lately and could leave the club in the off-season.
West Ham, currently ranked 15th in the Premier League, has moved four points clear of the drop zone after their draw against Arsenal on Sunday.
The club faces a crucial Europa Conference League quarter-final second leg against Gent on Thursday, with the tie finely balanced at 1-1.
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